Mock Trial Team

law students at competitionDescription:
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

Contact: lsanchez@law.miami.edu

Faculty Advisor: To learn more about Miami Law’s Trial Team, please contact Lydia Sanchez at lsanchez@law.miami.edu.

ByLaws:
Mock Trial Bylaws

CONTACT INFORMATION

Senior Coordinator, Student Organizations - Merissa Williams
E-mailmerissawilliams@law.miami.edu
Phone: 305-284-8542
Location: D334

Dean of Students - Janet Stearns
E-mail: jstearns@law.miami.edu
Phone: 305-284-4551
Location: A212 (2nd floor behind the fountain)

Assistant Dean of Students - Amy Perez
E-mail: aperez@law.miami.edu
Phone: 305-284-1880
Location: A211a

Assistant Director of Student LifeOdetta Clarke
E-mail: oclarke@law.miami.edu
Phone: 305-284-3270
Location: F309b

Assistant Director of Student Life - Jack Townsend
E-mail: jack.townsend@law.miami.edu
Location: F209b

QUICKLINKS
Student Resources
Events Calendar
Student E-mail
CaneLink Student Portal
Registrar
Financial Aid

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Senior Coordinator, Student Organizations - Merissa Williams
E-mailmerissawilliams@law.miami.edu
Phone: 305-284-8542
Location: D334

Dean of Students - Janet Stearns
E-mail: jstearns@law.miami.edu
Phone: 305-284-4551
Location: A212 (2nd floor behind the fountain)

Assistant Dean of Students - Amy Perez
E-mail: aperez@law.miami.edu
Phone: 305-284-1880
Location: A211a

Assistant Director of Student LifeOdetta Clarke
E-mail: oclarke@law.miami.edu
Phone: 305-284-3270
Location: F309b

Assistant Director of Student Life - Jack Townsend
E-mail: jack.townsend@law.miami.edu
Location: F209b

QUICKLINKS
Student Resources
Events Calendar
Student E-mail
CaneLink Student Portal
Registrar
Financial Aid