10.19.14 MTSU Mock Trial Team 1372 placed second that the Thunderdome Invitational hosted by Wheaton College with a score of 6-2. Individual attorney awards were earned by Davis Thompson and Clark Palombo. Individual witness awards were earned by Freya Cartwright and Jasmin Merser.
3.24.13 MTSU Mock Trial Team #1332 competed at the Open Round Championship Series in Memphis, TN. Samantha Farish earned an individual award.
2.24.13 MTSU Mock Trial Team #1333 goes 6-2 at the Jackson, MS Regional Tournament and advances to the Opening Round Championship Series in Memphis, TN. Team #1332 finished the weekend with a 4-4 record. Zac Barker, Davis Thompson, and Trevor Smith all earned individual awards.
1.27.13 MTSU Mock Trial goes 5-3 at the Wramblin' Wreck Invitational hosted by Georgia Tech. Shout outs to Margaret Noah and Samantha Farish for bringing home individual hardware.
11.18.12 Congratulations to Margaret Noah, Davis Thompson, Carey Buchanan, Zac Barker and Brooke Borcherding for earning individual awards at the 2nd Annual Blues City Scrimmage!
11.10.12 MTSU Mock Trial passes the gavel to Vanderbilt University at the 23rd Annual Mid-South Invitational. Congratulations, Vandy!
What is Mock Trial?
MTSU Mock Trial is a student organization that teaches the basics of trial courts. Students participate as either witnesses or lawyers. Participants learn to prepare and deliver opening and closing statements, and direct and cross-examinations, and learn how to argue evidentiary objections. Students also become familiar with more subtle aspects of trial work such as courtroom appearance and demeanor. Students are coached by MTSU faculty members and local practicing attorneys.
How do I sign up?
Each fall, MTSU offers the class PS 2100: Legal Courtroom Procedure for on hour of credit (The class may be taken up to four times for credit). For the second year in a row, MTSU is proud to offer both a regular and an honors section of the course. All students who are enrolled in this class, which requires no prerequisites, are placed on a team and are given a role in which they can participate. PS 2100 meets every Thursday night from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. To register, add CRN 80584 or CRN 86738 for honors credit!
Who can participate?
Mock Trial is open to students of all majors.
...If you are interested in attending law school, this is clearly a great fit!
...If you want to hone your public speaking skills, we do that too!
...If Law and Order is your favorite show, you can play a cop and an attorney in the same weekend!
...If you like acting and playing a character, every tournament is an opportunity to win a witness award (how often do you get trophies for being in a play?)
...If you just like being on a competitive team and going home with hardware, step right up!
We have a higher national rank than most MTSU sports teams. In 2012, MTSU Mock Trial placed third in their division at the National Championship Tournament and they are currently ranked among the to 60 teams in the nation.