The Stetson Mock Trial Team provides an opportunity for Stetson's keenest students to acquire and sharpen their critical thinking skills, as well as gain trial experience. This will be valuable during law school, and the future as a practicing attorney. The students on our team have demonstrated the intelligence, dedication, drive, courage, and ambition to compete against talented students from schools across the country.
In the few short years that the Trial Team has competed, it has earned a multitude of "outstanding attorney" and "outstanding witness" awards and placed in many tournaments, including Regionals.
The Stetson Undergraduate Mock Trial Team is a group of about 20 undergraduate students and two 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 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.