Membership on the Mock Trial Board is achieved one of two ways.
In the spring of every year the Board hosts it’s Hollingsworth LLP First-Year Mock Trial Competition. The competition requires pairs of competitors to compete in a full mock trial against a team of their peers. The competition is held in the Spring semester. Awards are bestowed upon those competitors who exhibit exemplary trial skills. For more information on the Hollingsworth LLP First-Year Mock Trial Competition, visit our Internal Competitions page.
The fall semester brings the opportunity for all upper-level and transfer students to compete for membership on the Board in the Cohen & Cohen Upper-Level Competition. Students competing in this competition earn academic credit for competing, regardless of whether an invitation for Board membership is extended. An optional class taught by a local practitioner is offered along side the Cohen & Cohen Upper-Level Competition focusing basic trial and oral advocacy skills. The competition is held in the Fall at the law school. For more information on the Cohen & Cohen Upper-Level Competition, visit our Internal Competitions page.