Mock Trial Competition for Law School Chapters



The 10th annual P.A.D. Mock Trial Competition for law school chapters was held February, 2017 at the Westin Crystal City, in Arlington, VA. THANK YOU to all volunteer judges, competitors, Mock Trial coaches, key volunteers and alumni for their support and participation. Congratulations to the competitors of our 26 teams from 18 law schools! We look forward to another exceptional Competition in 2018!



The P.A.D. Law School Mock Trial Competition is held annually in February/March in the Washington, D.C. area, and has been a signature P.A.D. event for over 10 years.

The Competition provides the ability to compete on a national level, not just within your local community. 30 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.


Untitled_design__29_.pngWe 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 or by calling (410) 347-3118.








Winner: Magruder Chapter Team 2
2nd Place: Magruder Chapter Team 1
3rd Place: Terrell Chapter Team 2
4th Place: Terrell Chapter Team 1



Winner: Chris Wittbrodt, Fletcher Chapter 
1st Runner Up: Andrew Schrack, Sanford Chapter (Team 1)
2nd Runner Up: Dee Bogert, Wythe Chapter


Outstanding Witness:

Winner: Molly Lovell, Wythe Chapter
1st Runner Up: Jared Allen, Sanford Chapter (Team 1)
2nd Runner Up: Kaylin Pelletier, Madison Chapter


Outstanding Defense:

WINNER: Story Chapter (Team 1)
Runner Up: Fletcher Chapter


Outstanding Prosecution:

Winner: Vaught Chapter (Team 1)
Runner Up: Wahl Chapter (Team 1)


Best Fraternalism: Sanford Chapter (Team 2)



1. Magruder 2 10. Wahl 2
2. Magruder 1 11. Fletcher
3. Terrell 2 12. Sanford 2
4. Terrell 1 12. Starr
5. Bedell 12. Story 2
6. Story 1 13. Wythe
7. Madison 14. King
8. Corliss 15. Frankfurter 1
9. Sanford 1

Rankings 16-24 are available on request. Please email to request your ranking.