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
2nd Annual Kangaroo Brawl
Jan. 26-27, 2019 | Sherman, TX
The Austin College Advocacy Program is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Kangaroo Brawl, it will be held on January 26-27, 2019. The tournament will take place in actual courtrooms located in Sherman, Texas. Team Awards will be given for the top five finishers, plus Individual Awards for the top advocates and witnesses. The tournament will follow AMTA rules and will include two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday followed by a short awards ceremony. Registration will be $250.00 for one team or $450.00 for two teams. The field is limited to 18 teams. There is no requirement to bring a judge, but any judge you bring we will gladly put to work. To register or 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.