Information Session on 8-31-16 at 7:30PMThe UAB Mock Trial Team's coaches, captains, and team members will be holding an information session on Wednesday, August 31st, at 7:30PM to talk about mock trial and what is involved in joining the team. Come with your questions because there will be someone on hand to answer them all. The session usually begins with the coaches giving an overview of mock trial, and then the coaches leave to let you ask current team members questions you may not be comfortable asking in front of the coaches. The session will also feature a clip from a prior year's National Championship Round... oh yeah, and also free pizza.
The session will be held in the Burr Forman Mock Trial Courtroom in the University Office Building (UBOB 226). Please click here to download the flyer and the directions to the University Office Building and the courtroom. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Coach Mays at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you there!
UAB Mock Trial Team Advances to the Opening Round Championship SeriesThe UAB Mock Trial Team has advanced to the next stage of national competition. On February 19-21, 2016, the team competed at the Jackson, MS Regional Competition sanctioned by the American Mock Trial Association. The team partook in four simulated trials where students played the roles of lawyers and witnesses. Local lawyers and judges scored the teams at the tournament based on their performance in their respective roles. UAB ended that tournament with five wins, which represents the number of judges’ score sheets UAB won. The judges also recognized UAB Mock Trial Team member Zachary Carpenter by naming him “All Region Attorney” based on his individual performance as a student attorney.
It would be difficult to tell the story from UAB’s 2016 regionals without using the word “comeback.” Before departing for the tournament, the team was told the minimum number of wins they would need to earn a bid was five out of the possible eight.
Support Mock TrialThe UAB Mock Trial team’s dedication and honors have brought national recognition to our institution and the city of Birmingham, however developing and maintaining a competitive program is a great undertaking.
We work diligently to prepare our students to give top-quality presentations at competitions throughout the region and the nation. Offering this unique experience to our students is a costly endeavor.
The program receives some support from the College of Arts and Sciences, however funds are dwindling and we are looking for partners to provide private support. UAB Mock Trial does not charge a participation fee so that all students, regardless of economic background, may join. We need your help to ensure that we have the resources to provide an enriching and educational legal experience to every student who wants it.