Mock Trial is a competitive activity in which college students prepare to argue a fictional legal case. Teams throughout the country prepare the same case, and compete against each other at tournaments held at various universities. Competitions are judged by practicing attorneys and judges, and a winner is declared based on the team's ability to argue and portray their parts believably. Mock Trial Teams are groups of six to ten members, with each member assigned a role as an attorney or a witness. OUR MISSION: The Purpose of the Iowa State University Mock Trial organization is to stimulate reason and analytical thinking, to improve public speaking, and to further individual and cooperative experience and success in intercollegiate competition.
Established in 1986, the Iowa State Mock Trial Program is an entirely student-run organization. If you are interested in joining, we encourage you to email us for more information.