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The 2023 Mock Trial team. Distinguish Yourself

The Mock Trial Team is a unique program on UAB’s campus. The team has won numerous tournaments, and team members win individual awards each year. UAB students have the opportunity to stand out from the crowd while still being surrounded by people willing to help you succeed. Local lawyers, judges, and other professionals often visit the team and help judge practice rounds. This is an opportunity to learn from some of the best in the legal community, and team members often use that training to win trophies to take back to UAB and individual awards to take home for themselves. UAB Mock Trial also participates in showcase events on campus and throughout the community. Each year, for example, we participate in the Law Day Debate against Miles College which is hosted by Birmingham School of Law.

2023 Mock Trial team

Earn Class Credit

While participating on the team can be considered an extracurricular activity, team members can optionally receive class credit. This is excellent for students who enjoy a change from the typical classroom lecture format. Sitting in a classroom taking notes while listening to a professor is the exception in Mock Trial, not the rule. As an optional prerequisite or corequisite, you can register for CJ 333: Trial Advocacy for up to three hours of course credit.

Build Your Body of Work

Whether you end up in the legal field or elsewhere, employers look for skills that you’ve developed that will assist you when you work for them. UAB’s Mock Trial Team will help you develop skills that employers demand: public speaking, working in a team, problem solving, and many others that you cannot always gain in a classroom.