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An Invitation to Judge College Mock Trial in February

The American Mock Trial Association (AMTA), a non-profit that hosts trial advocacy competitions for undergraduate students, invites you to judge at one of its tournaments this weekend and next weekend, February 19-20 and 26-26. These tournaments will all be hosted virtually on Zoom.

AMTA serves nearly 6,000 undergraduate students who attend institutions from community colleges to research universities. Mock trial provides an invaluable educational experience for students, regardless if they pursue a profession in a legal field. Our students are diverse along many dimensions including race, ethnicity, sexual identity, and sexual orientation. AMTA’s goal is to make its judging pool align with the diversity of the competitors and our nation, and we ask that you join us in creating a representative judging pool for our competitions.  

Each trial takes approximately 3 hours to argue; on the Thursday before the tournament, all judges attend a 30-minute virtual training session that prepares them to serve as evaluators. To judge a mock trial tournament you do NOT have to be a litigator! Undergraduate mock trial competitions are speech contests that use a courtroom trial to teach critical and analytical thinking skills. Regardless of the type of law you practice, you can judge whether the arguments made by the competitors are compelling and persuasive. So, sign up—you will be amazed at the talents that you will see in these competitions.

To sign up to judge, just complete this registration form: https://www.collegemocktrial.org/registration/judge-registration/

If you aren't able to judge yourself, we'd deeply appreciate you forwarding this message to anyone in your network who may be able to help. Any questions about judging at an AMTA competition can be directed to our team at amta.judges@collegemocktrial.org.

 

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