Inaugural Capitol City Challenge Mock Trial Competition

Friday, March 27, 2009
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM


This competition, in keeping with WCL's strong commitment to creating experimental learning opportunities for law students, will expose participants to the dynamics of trial advocacy in a 21st Century courtroom. Unlike many existing competitions, the Capitol City Challenge will facilitate the creative use of technology in the presentation of trial materials. Another unique aspect of this competition will be the ability of mock trial teams to challenge other teams in the first round rather than merely having pairing assignments made at random. The Spring 2009 problem will concern the violation of a criminal statute. The competition will alternate criminal and civil problems yearly and will be administered with the assistance of local legal practitioners to ensure fairness and professional execution. Each year, the winning team will be awarded a Capitol City Challenge trophy and that team's school will also be permanently engraved on a larger version of the Capitol City Challenge trophy that will remain on display at WCL. For more information on the WCL Mock Trial Honor Society, the competition and application process, please visit www.wcl.american.edu/go/ccchallenge. For more information on the Weinstein Trial Advocacy Program please visit www.wcl.american.edu/trial.

Presented by the Stephen S. Weinstein Trial Advocacy Program and the Washington College of Law Mock Trial Honor Society

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