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Mock Trial

About Stevenson Mock Trial

Mock Trial is a competitive trial experience for undergraduates. Every year the creates a case file for all teams to use during competition. The case contains pieces of evidence, legal documents, and witness affidavits/reports. All of the cases are designed to be interesting, fun, and to include enough information to allow both sides of the case (plaintiff/prosecution and defense) to present strong arguments. During a Mock Trial, two teams of six (one team representing the plaintiff and one representing the defense) present opening statements, examine witnesses, portray witnesses, object to improper testimony, and make closing arguments. This year’s civil case will be released in August.

Mock Trial teaches you many real world skills that you will use in any career path! These include public speaking, thinking on your feet, analysis, rhetoric, teamwork, organization, and spoken/written communication. Students learn evidence, trial procedure, and trial strategy. You also gain a community, both here at Stevenson and within the greater Mock Trial community. Mock Trial is a significant time commitment; however, almost all of our members participate in at least one other activity. Team members learn how to prioritize, balance commitments and promote academic success.

Selection for the Mock Trial team is a competitive process. Each semester you compete on mock trial, you also can choose to receive one credit, up to three credits total, towards an upper level LAW elective.

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Tournament Results

When you join 鶹app Mock Trial, you are joining a growing legacy of excellence.

2023-2024 Results:

  • 1st Team to advance to Opening Round Championships, Haverford Regionals (Hosted by Haverford College)
  • SPAMTA, Haverford Regionals (Hosted by Haverford College)
  • 1st Place, Black Squirrel Invitational (Hosted by Haverford College)
  • 3rd Place, Blue Jay Invitational (Hosted by Johns Hopkins University)
  • 4th Place, Colonial Classic Invitational (Hosted by the College of William and Mary)
  • 4th Place, Red Devil Sleeping Bowtie Invitational (Hosted by Dickinson College)
  • Honorable Mention, Quaker Classic Invitational (Hosted by the University of Pennsylvania)
  • SPAMTA, Quaker Classic Invitational (Hosted by the University of Pennsylvania)

Witness Awards: 10
Attorney Awards: 9

Tryouts

  • Tryouts for one of the two mock trial teams will be held in early September.
  • Information related to the tryouts will be posted on the . Feel free to reach out to coaches Melanie Snyder or Norman Greenwell with questions.

Mock Trial Scholarship

Freshman applicants interested in participating in Stevenson’s nationally recognized Mock Trial team can apply for the Mock Trial Scholarship. Students will need to submit a by January 15. Finalists will be invited via email to attend an on-campus audition and interview day in the spring.

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