Mock Trial is an academic competition where students assume the roles of attorneys
and witnesses in a trial. The team competes against other colleges and universities.
Do I receive credit for participating in Mock Trial?
Yes. Juniata offers a 3 credit Mock Trial course in the Fall Semester and a 1 credit
course in the Spring Semester.
Do I need to be a pre-law student to participate in Mock Trial?
No. We have students in all major disciplines on our Mock Trial team. Mock Trial helps
student be successful within their respective discipline by teaching students oral
communication skills as well as quick thinking.
How often does the team compete?
The team typically attends five weekend long invitationals as well as competing in
the AMTA National Tournament.
What expenses are covered?
The team will cover all travel, housing, and meal expenses while at a competition.
There is no fundraising required.
Will Mock Trial help with Law School?
Yes. The skills and experiences gained in Mock trial are definitely transferrable
to Law School.