The Mock Trial program helps pre-law students succeed in law school and in their careers by teaching the fundamentals of the rules of evidence, civil and criminal procedure, and litigation strategy and techniques. It helps all students involved, no matter what their career aspirations may be, by teaching rigorous analysis and public speaking.
The Mock Trial program will participate in invitational tournaments:
October 12-14, 2018 | Minneapolis, MN
October 27-28, 2018, | Durham, NH
November 3 – 4, 2018 |Memphis, TN
The Austin College Advocacy Program is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Kangaroo Brawl, it was held on January 26-27, 2019. The tournament took place in actual courtrooms located in Sherman, Texas. Team Awards were given for the top five finishers, plus Individual Awards for the top advocates and witnesses. The tournament follows AMTA rules and includes two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday followed by a short awards ceremony. Registration was $250.00 for one team or $450.00 for two teams. The field was limited to 18 teams. There was no requirement to bring a judge, but any judge you brought was gladly put to work. To ask questions, please contact Ed Richardson.
Austin College dedicated the courtroom built in the library to Dr. Kenneth Street, a beloved government professor. Students who are in the advocacy program benefit from the courtroom, as it provides a stimulating and realistic environment to challenge their peers and practice their skills.