The National Trial Competition is administered by the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) & the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL). This is 1 of 2 mock trial offerings available at Mitchell Hamline.
In Mock Trial, students are put onto teams that work together to litigate a trial case. Mock Trial competitions are an excellent way to distinguish your resume, to network, and to learn litigation skills used in real-world practice. Graduates of mock trial are now working as judicial law clerks, prosecutors, public defenders, judges, and litigators in private firms, among others.
The time frame for involvement is from mid-December to March/April. There is no brief-writing and there is only one case per competition that you need to know. The time commitment does involve some weekday meetings and practices on weekends.
Participation is worth two (2) credits.
Please contact Hon. Cynthia McCollum for more information.
2021 – 2022 Competition Information:
Format: In-Person or Virtual, depending on host school
Regional Competition Dates for MHSL: February 18-20, 2022