Try criminal and civil mock cases as a member of the School of 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.
First-year students have the opportunity to participate in the J. Ralph Beaird Closing Argument Competition during the spring semester of their 1st year.
School of Law Mock Trial teams have competed and won several prestigious tournaments over the past 10 years, including:
National Trial Advocacy Tournament
American Association for Justice National Student Trial Advocacy Competition
Regional Champions- 2018
National Trial Competition (TYLA)
Regional Champions- 2012, 2014
South Texas Mock Trial Challenge (National)
Champions- 2014, 2017, 2018
Buffalo-Niagara National Mock Trial Competition
For a complete history of Moot Court and Mock Trial wins visit the winning reputation page.
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2020-2021 Executive Mock Trial BoardExecutive Chair: Blake Reed
Executive Vice Chair: Victoria Hicks
Treasurer: Devin Sinclair
Intramural Mock Competition Coordinators: Grace Callanan and Janay Alexander
Closing Argument Coordinators: Ian Kecskes and Shelby Besinger