Try criminal and civil mock cases as a member of the School of Law's Mock Trial teams. Participants deliver opening statements, conduct witness examinations and present closing arguments in the presence of a judge and jury.
UGA's Mock Trial program receives strong support from faculty members and Mock Trial alumni who dedicate long hours to bench practice rounds, critique student arguments and offer suggestions for improvement. This level of support truly benefits students and helps them to develop the courtroom skills they will need during their legal careers.
Who Can Participate
Membership on the Mock Trial teams is reserved for second- and third-year year law students.
First-year students have the opportunity to participate in the J. Ralph Beaird Closing Argument Competition during the spring semester of their first year.
School of Law Mock Trial teams have competed and won several prestigious tournaments over the past 10 years, including:
National Trial Advocacy Tournament
American Association for Justice National Student Trial Advocacy Competition
Champions- 2018, 2023
Semifinalists- 2016, 2021
National Trial Competition (TYLA)
Champions- 2014, 2022, 2023
Finalists- 2015, 2019, 2020
Semifinalists- 2013, 2016, 2017 (two teams), 2018, 2019, 2021, 2023
South Texas Mock Trial Challenge (National)
Champions- 2014, 2017, 2018, 2021
Quarterfinalists- 2013, 2019
Octofinalists- 2015, 2016, 2022
William W. Daniel National Invitational Mock Trial Competition
Buffalo-Niagara National Mock Trial Competition
Palmetto State Classic Mock Trial Competition
Mockingbird Challenge National Trial Competition
Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition
Champions- 2022, 2023
King of the Hill Mock Trial Competition
Capitol City Challenge
For a complete history of Moot Court and Mock Trial wins visit the winning reputation page.
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2021-2022 Executive Mock Trial BoardExecutive Co-Chairs: Haley Kairab and Peyton Clark
Executive Vice Chair: Donavan Juleus
Secretary/Treasurer: Ben Causey
Fall Intramural Mock Trial Competition Coordinators: Audrey Cunningham and Austin Albertson
Closing Argument Coordinators: Kayla Hope and Brandon Waller