Syracuse University Undergraduate Mock Trial
SU Undergraduate Mock Trial
The Syracuse University Undergraduate Mock Trial Team provides an excellent introduction to the dynamics of trial advocacy. Students learn how to argue a case, examine and cross examine witnesses, be successful in the rigorous courtroom environment, and forge a coherent team that capitalizes on individual talents. Students also learn the rules of evidence and the logic of legal reasoning. Students gain excellent presentation and critical thinking skills and can earn credit for what former mock trial students have said is an excellent and fun way to learn.
The SU Mock Trial Team is coached by SU alumni trial attorneys and competes in tournaments sponsored by the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA). Teams are selected after classes and training in September and tryouts in October.
The Syracuse University Mock Trial Team is known across the country as well, having competed in the National Tournament in each of the past five years. In fact, the 2001 Team placed second in the National Championship Tournament, in 2004 the Team placed tenth, and in 2005 two SU teams placed ninth and tenth.