The University of Miami School of Law Trial Team provides opportunities for students to hone their advocacy skills and develop as trial attorneys. The Trial Team is composed of a select group of students who represent Miami Law in interscholastic civil and criminal competitions against other law schools.
At tournaments, teams consist of two, three or four members who actively compete in each trial. Each competition features a case file selected by the tournament host’s governing body. Team members prepare by reviewing legal documents, witness statements, and physical evidence. Over the course of each competition round, each team argues motions, delivers opening statements, conducts direct and cross examinations, and delivers closing arguments. Miami Law’s team is coached by a select group of trial attorneys, judges and professors. In addition, guest judges and lawyers also are invited from the law school and local legal community to offer fresh perspectives during the development of the case.
Category: Moot Court/Trial Practice
Mock Trial Bylaws