The Stetson Undergraduate Mock Trial Team is now a group of about 20 undergraduate students and three coaches. We have 2 teams that compete under the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA), going head-to-head against other universities from all across the United States.
We were established in 2013 by a small group of students and we have been growing ever since. When starting this team, only one member had any previous experience with mock trial and has helped all of us through his knowledge and the help of our coaches to be the growing success that we are today.
Although most members plan to attend law school after graduation, members learn skills applicable to every person, no matter their career ambitions. Members ultimately develop critical thinking, public speaking skills, and the ability to form rational oral arguments on demand. Involvement on the team also entails learning legal procedure and courtroom etiquette.