Try criminal and civil mock cases as a member of Georgia Law's Mock Trial teams. Participants deliver opening statements, conduct witness examinations and present closing arguments in the presence of a judge and jury.
UGA's Mock Trial program receives strong support from faculty members and Mock Trial alumni who dedicate long hours to bench practice rounds, critique student arguments and offer suggestions for improvement. This level of support truly benefits students and helps them to develop the courtroom skills they will need during their legal careers.
Who Can Participate
Membership on the Mock Trial teams is reserved for 2nd and 3rd year law students.
1st year students have the opportunity to participate in the J. Ralph Beaird Closing Argument Competition during the spring semester of their 1st year.
Georgia Law's Mock Trial teams have competed and won several prestigious tournaments, including:
National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition
American Association for Justice National Student Trial Advocacy Competition
Quarterfinalists: 2001, 1998, 1997
Regional Champions: 2002, 2001, 1998, 1997 (first and second)
William W. Daniel National Invitational Mock Trial Competition
Semifinalists: 2011, 2006, 1998
Texas Bar Association National Trial Competition
National Semifinalist: 2009
Regional Champions: 2014, 2012, 2009 (two teams), 2008, 2006 (two teams)
Regional Finalists: 2003, 1997, 1990
Buffalo-Niagara National Mock Trial Competition
Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition
National Champion: 2006
National Finalist: 2003
National Semifinalist: 2005
Regional Champion: 2009, 2003
Regional Finalists: 2006, 2005
South Texas National Mock Trial Challenge
Quarterfinalists: 2013, 2012
Best Advocate: 2013, 2012
For a complete history of Moot Court and Mock Trial wins visit the winning reputation page.
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Executive Board & Teams
2014-2015 Executive Mock Trial BoardExecutive Chairman:Josh DorminyExecutive Vice Chair:Alex SmithExecutive Secretary/Treasurer:Lauren WashingtonClosing Argument Directors:Whitney JudsonPayton BellEngland Competition Coordinators:Patrick NajjarCrighton AllenAllison Parish
2014-2015 Mock Trial Fall TeamsSarah AkinoshoMorgan AllynAnna FowlerAndrew FulbrightMeredith GardialKelly HollowayKathleen MayerAlicia LuncheonMorganne PattersonBen RalstonSpencer ScholdScharli SturtevantSarah Wagnon