2015-2016 Academic Year Sponsored Events

First Year Trial Advocacy Competition (FYTAC), January 23, 2016 - January 24, 2016

FYTAC offers prospective members a taste of mock trial competition through the presentation of an abbreviated case. Advocates will be given a short case file, from which they prepare only a closing argument for both sides. Advocates will be allotted 15 minutes to present their closings. Participation in FYTAC is not required for entry onto Mock Trial, but is highly encouraged.

If interested, please visit http://www.wcl.american.edu/org/mocktrial/1lcompetition.cfm for more information.

Spring Qualifying Tournament (SQT), February 6, 2016– February 7, 2016

SQT is the only way to join Mock Trial in the spring semester. Advocates will be given a short case file, from which they will prepare every part of the trial, including an opening statement, one direct examination, one cross examination, and a closing argument. Advocates will also be expected to handle evidence. If selected to advance to the second day of SQT, advocates will present their case with a co-counsel. Advocates will be allotted 30 minutes to present their case.

If interested, please visit http://www.wcl.american.edu/org/mocktrial/sp_qual.cfm for more information.