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 500 colleges and universities from across the U.S. and Canada under the auspices of the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA). 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 in November and to Regional Competitions in February. 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.


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..