Mock Trial





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SFTLA Annual MOCK TRIAL- We need you!

 

Every year SFTLA hosts a mock trial for Bay Area law schools. This year the teams will be from Golden Gate University, Hastings, Santa Clara and Stanford. The teams square off in AM and PM sessions at the SF Superior Courthouse- followed by the awards ceremony and cocktail reception.

 

One of the important elements of our competition (beyond the scholarship money each team member receives- all donated by SFTLA Members at our annual Silent Auction) is the feedback the students receive from the "jury". The jury consists of members of SFTLA. Please consider taking some time out of your day and volunteer with us. We promise to feed you well in return!

 

Session Times

Morning 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM Afternoon 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM

 

Mock Trial Competition Description:

Each trial team will consist of four students: two attorneys and two witnesses. Team members may change roles between sessions. The competition will be judged by the members of SFTLA. They will score according to the criteria provided. High-speed court reporting students or newly licensed court reporters will report the trials and provide rough draft transcripts. Thank you to Ana Fatima Costa for coordinating this.


The morning competition will begin at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast food and drink will be served from 7:30 a.m. until the competition commences. Lunch will be served after the morning competition. The afternoon session will begin at 1:30 p.m. Winners will be based on the highest average score across both sessions, eliminating the highest and lowest scores for each team in each session. We will reconvene to announce the winning team and enjoy additional food and drink shortly after the afternoon session has been completed.

 

Schedule:

7:00 AM - SFTLA Staff and food arrives

7:30 AM to 8:15 AM - Breakfast in the Cafeteria

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM - Mock Trial AM Session

10:00 AM to 10:15 AM - Break

10:15 AM to 11:45 AM- Mock Trial AM Session Continued

11:45 AM to 12:15 PM - Discussions with Participants

12:15 PM to 12:30 PM - Jury Deliberates

12:15 PM to 1:15 PM - Lunch in Cafeteria

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM - Mock Trial PM Session

3:00 PM to 3:15 PM - Break

3:15 PM to 4:45 PM - Mock Trial PM Session Continued

4:45 PM to 5:15 PM - Discussion with Participants

5:00 PM - Food arrives

5:15 PM to 5:30 PM - Jury Deliberates

5:15 PM to 6:15 PM - Appetizers and Wine (Winner Announced!)

6:15 PM to 6:35 PM - Clean Up

Location

San Francisco Superior Court
400 McAllister Street, San Francisco


Sponsors

Matthew Herrick with Morgan Stanley