About
Mock Trial

Mock Trial at the University of Iowa is an organization with a longstanding tradition of excellence.

We compete in tournaments across the country, improving our abilities to entertain, to persuade, and to impress.

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wHAT IS
mOCK tRIAL?

Mock Trial is a competitive activity which combines elements of speech, debate, and theater in a simulated courtroom trial.

Competitors act as attorneys and witnesses, collaborating as a team to prepare examinations and statements for both sides of a fictional case.

Intercollegiate mock trial competition is governed by the American Mock Trial Association.

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Our
Mission

Our mission is to foster public speaking and trial advocacy skills in our members, as well as to educate them about the American legal system. 

We put these skills to the test by competing against other colleges and universities around the nation, bringing home wins for the Hawks.

Along the way, our members develop strong connections to their teammates, coaches, campus, and fellow competitors.

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