Mock Trial


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Mock Trial

A simulated trial-level proceeding conducted by students to understand trial rules and processes. Usually tried before a mock jury, these proceedings are different from Moot Court proceedings, which simulate appellate arguments.

Mock trials are sometimes used as an Alternative Dispute Resolution tool, in which parties that are not inclined to negotiate may see how the merits of their respective cases stand when argued before neutral evaluators.

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No ship ever went to sea that hadn't a mock trial on board.
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from Punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
The last time that they put Donna on the stand was a mock trial, and it exposed a lot of her feelings.
Washington's YMCA Mock Trial team, comprised of four Wenatchee High School students and one student from Seattle, came home as champions, after winning the National Mock Trial tournament in Chicago the week of July 31--August 3.
The students used what they learned throughout the course to present a mock trial in the Southern District before Judge Ronnie Abrams, with a mock jury comprised of Davis Polk associates and summer associates.
The competition was held in the law school's courtroom and the top eight students from the school's mock trial team competed for the chance to win.
We went heavy on the mock trial boot camp, interspersed with fantastic speakers," said Mayra Pena Lindsay, special projects coordinator for PD-11.
Bedell Mock Trial Competition--For over 30 years, the TLS has annually conducted the prestigious Chester H.
STUDENT legal eagles made it to the finals of a national mock trial competition.
A TEAM of pupils from Carmarthenshire will be representing the UK as they take part in the world-renowned Empire Mock Trial competition in New York next week.
A mock trial to dramatize the E&O exposure of agents will be one of the features of the 58th annual New York Downstate Meeting on October 5, sponsored by nine area associations, at the Huntington Town House.
It's part of a national mock trial competition organised by the Citizenship Foundation that helps students understand the legal system as well as improve their con-fidence, team work and public speaking skills.