2015-2016 Academic Year Sponsored Events
Fall Qualifying Tournament (FQT), August 29, 2015 - August 30, 2015
FQT is the only way to join Mock Trial in the fall semester. The tournament is open to all interested 2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Ls, including transfer students. Prospective members will be given an abbreviated case file and asked to complete a closing argument. If they are called back for the second round on Sunday, August 30th, they will be asked to conduct a cross-examination. Competitors will only be given 10 minutes to complete the closing argument and cross-examination.
HURRY! REGISTRARION ENDS Friday, August 21, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. EST.
If interested, please visit https://www.wcl.american.edu/org/mocktrial/fall_qual.cfm for more information on how to register.
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.