LAW MOCK TRIAL 2019

 

Registration for the 2018 Pre-Law Mock Trial Competition is now full.
If you are still interested in competing and would like to be placed on the waitlist,
please contact Director of Law & Alumni Operations, Emily Baranoski at emily@pad.org

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ABOUT

The P.A.D. Law School Mock Trial Competition is held annually in February/March in the Washington, D.C. area, and is a signature P.A.D. event. The 2019 Competition marks P.A.D.'s 12th year hosting this event.

The Competition provides the ability to compete on a national level, not just within your local community. 28 teams from P.A.D. law chapters across the country compete for first through fourth place, with additional honors for outstanding defense, prosecution, advocates, and witnesses awarded. The competition is judged by volunteer lawyers & judges (both P.A.D. alumni and non-members) and Mock Trial veterans who offer invaluable, real-world feedback. Teams are comprised of four students and all competitors must be P.A.D. members. This competition is for law school chapters only. 

The Competition offers an opportunity to practice your trial advocacy skills in a courtroom setting. Students develop skills including creative problem solving, effective collaboration, forming a persuasive argument, public speaking, critical thinking, and thinking on your feet.

Are you a pre-law member interested in participating in the PRE-LAW Mock Trial Competition? Click here for more information.


HOTEL

The 2019 Competition will be held at the Hilton Arlington, in Arlington, VA. The hotel is adjacent to the Ballston-MU stop on the D.C. metro line. We have secured a room rate of $129/night and teams must book their own rooms. Rooms must be reserved by January 22, 2019 to receive the discounted rate. 

Reserve Your RoomClick here to reserve online

Hotel Address:
950 North Stafford St
Arlington, VA 22203


CASE

This year’s Competition Case is written by Nicholas Lee (Sanford Chapter, Knoxville Alumni Chapter, International Executive Board Member at-Large). Nick will serve as the Case Coordinator for the competition.

Case File: Click here to access the 2019 Law School Mock Trial Competition Case

Questions Regarding the Case MaterialsAll questions must be posted to the Mock Trial Community's Case Question Thread. Click here to access the  discussion thread.

This includes, but is in no way limited to, inquiries for clarification as to case law or governing statutes. Discretion will be exercised in deciding which questions, if any, are answered. Coaches and competitors shall not contact the Case Drafter directly with questions or to discuss the case. Questions regarding mock trial procedure, including any questions involving the Rules of Competition or Rules of Evidence, should also be directed to the Executive Office.


Teams may begin submitting questions at any time. The deadline for submitting questions is February 11, 2019.

The latest versions of the Federal Rules of Evidence and the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure will govern the case and the trial unless the applicable law or case file states otherwise. The presiding judge will have the final determination on how motions, objections, and other matters are ruled.

 


SEEKING MOCK TRIAL JUDGES

We are always seeking volunteer Mock Trial Judges for the Competition. To judge, you must be barred and in good standing with your state bar. You do not need to be a judge or a P.A.D. member to volunteer.

No previous mock trial judging experience is necessary, as we provide judge training and a manual at the event.

Various rounds are available all day Friday and Saturday during the Competition. For more information and to reserve your judge slot(s), contact Deputy Executive Director Marlena Weiss at marlena@pad.org, or by calling (410) 347-3118.
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   2018 MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION 

 



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