Mock Trial Camp

with PHC Mock Trial Coach Dr. Frank Guliuzza, June 16-29



The purpose of this camp is to teach students how to compete successfully in interscholastic and/or intercollegiate mock trial.  Campers will learn how to prepare an opening statement, how to put together a direct and cross examination, and how to craft a closing argument.  Campers will also be introduced to the Federal Rules of Evidence.  Mock trial is challenging and fun.  Moreover, it is one of the best support activities for students interested in going to law or graduate school.  Students need not have previous experience in interscholastic mock trial to participate in this camp.


The course will operate under the direction of Dr. Frank Guliuzza.  Dr. Guliuzza is the Dean of Academic Affairs at Patrick Henry College.  He has coached 22 mock trial teams into national competition, with several earning prestigious awards.  He has coached multiple undefeated regional championship mock trial teams, with four that finished among the top fifteen teams at the National Championship Tournament.  Dozens of his students have won All-Regional Awards, and he has coached more than 20 All-Americans.  Additionally, along with Dr. Michael Farris, he is the co-coach of PHC’s moot court team.  During their time together, Patrick Henry has won five consecutive ACMA national championships.  Dr. Guliuzza is on the Executive Board of the American Mock Trial Association, is President of the American Collegiate Moot Court Association, and is a Past Chairman of the Pre-Law Advisors’ National Council.