For over a decade, UAB's mock trial program has consistently trained students to become excellent advocates. But while participation in the UAB mock trial program does better prepare these students for what will be expected of them in a legal career, students who participate on the mock trial team are given the opportunity to develop abilities that will serve them well in anycareer.
By analyzing, preparing, and presenting a legal case, mock trial team members improve their public speaking and problem solving skills, which are valuable in any profession. And by participating in this process, students considering a legal career gain valuable insight into what actually practicing law entails.
You'll find links on this website to help you begin learning more about mock trial, joining UAB's team, and UAB's pre-law program. But if you have any questions, you may always reach one of us from the contacts page. We encourage you to take advantage of this tremendous opportunity, and we hope to hear from you soon!
UAB Goes 5-3 and Wins Individual Awards at MTSU InvitationalThe UAB Mock Trial Team went 5-3 and won three individual awards at the MTSU Mock Trial Invitational in Murfreesboro, TN this past weekend. UAB faced teams from South Carolina, Columbia, Louisiana Monroe, and Central Florida. UAB's second team went 4-4, facing teams from Kennesaw State, Mississippi Valley State, Bellarmine, and the University of Mississippi.
Three team members took home individual awards. Chellie Letson and Junhi Chang took home best witness awards while Zach Carpenter earned a best attorney award. According to judges' scoresheets, Kristen Ray came just shy of winning a best witness award. The team is led by team captains Shardae King and Evans Haile. The second team is led by team captain Suzanna Swanson.
The 2013-2014 UAB Mock Trial TeamTryouts have been held, and the mock trial season is officially in full swing for the new UAB Mock Trial Team, pictured to the right. The coaches were very impressed with the talent and enthusiasm of the new students, and the team is excited for the upcoming year!
The team will kick off their season on October the 19th when they attend an invitational competition in Atlanta, Georgia hosted by the University of Georgia. Teams will be there from all over the southeast.