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Mock Trial

Students interested in law who qualify have the opportunity to participate in a Mock Trial course, POLI 119.01:  ST: Advanced Mock Trial. This course is taught by local attorneys and gives students a chance to learn first hand about the work of a trial attorney, understand the judicial system, develop critical thinking skills, and enhance their communication skills. Course are open to all majors.

POLI 119: ST: Advanced Mock Trial

  • Offered in the Fall, but involvement will continue into the Spring
  • Advanced Mock Trial is for students with previous mock trial or debate experience
  • Interviews are required for consideration (conducted in the Spring prior to Fall enrollment)
  • Only students with a GPA of at least a 2.5 in overall coursework are eligible for consideration.
  • Travel is involved in both Fall and Spring semesters (2-4 competitions)
  • Involves public speaking in class on your feet and in competition
  • Offers a team learning environment

If you have any questions or are interested in participating in the Advanced Mock Trial course, please contact Dr. Gibbs Knotts.