Trial Team

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Twelve (12) to sixteen (16) students are selected to participate on the Trial Team. Each year, the Trial Team competes in four (4) to six (6) national trial competitions (usually from the competitons listed below). Through participating in these competitions, students 1) learn how to analyze case files, 2) argue pretrial motions, 3) construct a theory of the case that frames their opening statements, 4) conduct direct and cross examinations, 5) examine expert witnesses, 6) use demonstrative evidence and introduce exhibits, and 7) make closing arguments.

Trial Team - 2013-2014 Tryouts

  • [view] Tryout Problem
  • [view] Guidelines
  • [view] Tryout Information
  • [view] Sign-up Sheet - April 13
  • [view] Sign-up Sheet - May 4 and 5 

Videos

  • [view video] Trial Team Tryouts Informational Meeting - April 4, 2011
  • [view video] Informational Meeting - April 1, 2008 with Judge David Mason
  • [view video] Trial and Advocacy Informational Meeting - April 8, 2008 with Charles Burson