Mock Trial

Mock Trial Clinic:

Each year, the MCCE puts on a clinic to help students learn courtroom skills under the guidance of experienced trial attorneys and tournament judges. Sessions are offered for mock trial participants both new and experienced. Clinic participants take part in sessions devoted to improving mock trial skills such as:

  • Theme, Theory, and Analysis
  • Opening Statements and Closing Arguments
  • Direct Examination and Cross examination
  • Being an effective witness
  • Handling of Evidence and Exhibits
  • Objections and Responses
  • Courtroom Do's and Dont's
  • A Judge's Perspective
  • Coach's Corner

This year's clinic was held on December 19, 2016.

Handouts and photos from the clinic will be posted soon.

2015 Clinic Agenda  (PDF)



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