(High school only)
The Judicial program section allows students to participate in a mock-trial setting. They act as judges, attorneys, witnesses, and bailiffs in a series of rounds in which they compete against other teams as either the Defense or Prosecution for Trial Court or the Appellant or Appellee for Appeals Court. Our goal for our Judicial participants is for them to develop a clear and active understanding of the judicial process in both criminal courts and appeals courts. Participants are challenged to work as a team to develop solid arguments for all sides of a case and perform their roles faithfully to replicate real court proceedings as closely as possible.
JUDICIARY (TRIAL AND MOOT COURT)
Are you always watching the news to see the latest from the courts? Do you wonder how that attorney was able to get their client the minimum sentence instead of life? Or are you simply a theater geek who has been looking for a place to own the show? Then our judicial section is for you!
Delegates use evidence from a case, create questions for courtroom questioning, and write closing and opening speeches to convict or defend the suspect.
The Judicial section will give you the knowledge of legal procedure, ability to communicate, questioning skills, reasoning ability, and knowledge of law, organization, critical thinking, preparation, and teamwork.
Each year students evaluate and debate high profile cases from across the nation. Double murders, wrongful death, top civil cases and so much more! This section allows you to team up with a group of friends who like to be dramatic and argue your case, both prosecution, and defense! Students can also participate as Judges preside over the courtroom and make the ultimate decision on who wins the case!
Teams combine drama addicts and straight debaters to make your team the one to beat! Two to three attorneys lead the team through the trial, while the witness and bailiffs help carry the case...guilty or not guilty!
MOOT COURT OR APPELLATE
Are you the dynamic duo? Love to debate, as well? Moot Court is the place for you. Show off your ability to defend your stance, along with your writing skills, so that you and your teammate reverse the decision on a case! Students can also participate as Judges presiding over the courtroom and make the ultimate decision on who wins the case!