Perform the work of a lawyer, expert witness or judge. Deliver opening statements and closing arguments. Examine and cross-examine witnesses. Testify as a plaintiff or defendant. You’ll do it all for civil and criminal court cases as a member of North Central’s Mock Trial team.
Mock Trial provides valuable experience for anyone planning to pursue a legal career, of course. But this is not a pre-law activity at North Central. We welcome and encourage interested students of every major—it’s a great way to develop your public speaking skills, your ability to think on your feet, and your powers of persuasion.
The Mock Trial tournament season runs through fall and winter terms (and into the spring when the team advances to nationals). You’ll compete with teams from across the region and the country, such as the University of Michigan, University of Chicago and the University of Notre Dame.
You may also:
- Consult with practicing prosecutors and attorneys, sitting judges and experts as you prepare your cases.
- Apply for Mock Trial scholarships.
- Compete against colleges and universities of all sizes, from all parts of the United States, in American Mock Trial Association competition.
- Travel to tournaments throughout the region or around the country.