Honors Programs

Trial Advocacy & Dispute Resolution Honors Board and Council

11th Annual 1L Mock Trial Competition Registration | February 21, 2014

Eligibility: The 1L Mock Trial Competition is open to all John Marshall 1L students. The competition is not open to any student who is taking or has taken Trial Advocacy or Evidence.

  Registration Form

Team Member #1 (the primary contact person for the team)

Has this team member participated at the undergraduate level in a mock trial competition? Yes  No


Team Member #2

Has this team member participated at the undergraduate level in a mock trial competition? Yes  No


Team Member #3

Has this team member participated at the undergraduate level in a mock trial competition? Yes  No


Team Member #4

Has this team member participated at the undergraduate level in a mock trial competition? Yes  No


You may have up to 2 coaches for your team. Please indicate if you need to have a coach assigned to your team.


Please issue a coach for our team.

Information for Participants

The 1L Mock Trial Competition consists of two rounds of trials, with 30 teams competing. During each trial, two students will act as student advocates for the prosecution and two students will act as student advocates for the defense. Likewise, each team will have two students in witness roles. The roles of student advocate and witness will then switch in the second round. When serving as a student advocate, each student advocate will present either an opening statement or a closing argument, and each student advocate will conduct a direct examination and cross examination of a witness.

Each student will be assigned a number. The judge and evaluator will award points to each team member's number. The individual scores will then be totaled to determine the team placement. The top five teams will be recognized at a ceremony following the competition in Room 200.

The competition will begin at 5:45 p.m. Each team will have a total of 30 minutes to present its side, providing for a possible total of 60 minutes per trial or round. Each side will present an opening statement, 2 direct examinations, 2 cross examinations, and a closing argument. No rebuttal will be permitted. No Motions in Limine are permitted.

Participation Agreement

As the primary contact person for the team submitting this form, I hereby acknowledge that I have read and agree to abide by the terms of the 1L Mock Trial Competition. I acknowledge that all team members meet the eligibility requirements for the competition stipulated above. The team will;

  • attend all mandatory pre-competition lectures as instructed
  • cooperate with all competition instructions directed by the Trial Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Honors Board and Council
  • abide by the code of conduct established by The John Marshall Law School.

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