What is Mock Trial?

Mock Trial is an activity in which students engage in trial simulation as attorneys and witnesses. Each year, the American Mock Trial Association releases a set of case materials (either criminal or civil, depending on the year) that contains pieces of evidence, witness statements, and several other documents. Employing public speaking, argumentation, critical thinking, and acting skills, universities across the nation use these materials to build arguments on both sides of the case. After presenting them against other schools, judges, usually professionals in the legal field or former competitors, determine the winner based on each team’s performances.

Building a Legacy...

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Though Indiana University has only competed in the American Mock Trial Association for seven years, the program is quickly gaining a reputation as a fierce competitor. But we're just getting started. 

Whether you’re looking for a competitive outlet or community of engaged and driven peers, IUMT can help. Mock trial competitors exercise their critical thinking skills while tackling a new case each year.  While mock trial is an obvious choice for those considering a future in the legal field, our program includes undergraduates who study everything from theater to business. IUMT has members from across the country—different majors, different backgrounds, different experiences—all of whom contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment.

If you think you’d like to be a part of the legacy, let us know! We’d love to give you more information, and we look forward to calling you a teammate.

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Mock Trial gave me a space where I could develop myself—where people believed in my potential.
— Mallory Haag, former competitor