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Mock Trial

Every mock trial win is special because you can't do it on your own. All members of your team have to be on their game and work well together.
— Brenna Bakke, '18

Our Program

"Through engaging in trial simulations in competition with teams from other institutions, students develop critical thinking and public speaking skills, as well as a knowledge of legal practices and procedures." 
— American Mock Trial Association
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Patrick Henry College stepped into the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) during the 2008-2009 season under the leadership of Dr. Frank Guliuzza. Where moot court practices appellate law, mock trial stages the initial trial that establishes the record.

To be competitive in mock trial, individuals have to play the roles of their characters, whether witness, district attorney, or defense counsel, and often use accents and drama to render the appropriate effect. This type of competition is much more theatrical than most of PHC’s other public speaking arenas.

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