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 2018 Competition marks P.A.D.'s 11th 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.
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The 2018 Competition will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, in Arlington, VA. There is a free hotel shuttle to and from Reagan National Airport. We have secured a room rate of $99/night and teams must book their own rooms.
Reserve Your Room:
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Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Arlington, VA 22202
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. The case is released after registration rounds are complete, generally in mid to late November, and there will be a question and answer period after that.
The Case Q&A Forum will be hosted on the Mock Trial Community.
|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 Director of Law & Alumni Operations, Emily Baranoski at email@example.com or by calling (410) 347-3118.
Have questions? Contact Director of Law & Alumni Operations, Emily Baranoski at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (410) 347-3118 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm EST.
| 2017 MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION PHOTOS