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Mock Trial Team

An important experiential learning component of the Pre-Law Program is the University’s Mock Trial Team, which competes annually along with more than 700 teams from more than 400 institutions from across the U.S. and Canada under the auspices of the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA). There are weekly Mock Trial practices throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. Since fielding its first team during the 1995-1996 academic year, a UAB team has routinely earned a bid to the National Championship Tournament, which it won in 2006.

The mock trial competitive season spans the fall and spring semesters, requiring team members to travel to invitational competitions, scrimmages, and tournaments in the Fall semester. Those teams earning a bid to a National Championship Tournament compete in St. Paul, Minnesota; Des Moines, Iowa; or Tampa, Florida; each March/April. Students have the option of earning 3 hours of academic credit by enrolling in CJ 333: Trial Advocacy or CJ 334: Justice Advocacy.


For more information about UAB’s Mock Trial Team, please contact Professor Brandon Blankenship at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..