“Extemporaneous speaking should be practiced and cultivated.
The Liberty University undergraduate Mock Trial Team strives to provide the pre-law student with the opportunity to sharpen their budding knowledge of the law in a competitive environment. Prior to the competition, students learn the law applicable to the “case”, prepare student-witnesses, draft opening statements and closing arguments, and develop winning legal theories for their “client”. An experienced coach, who mentors the students as to content and manner of presentation, analyzes the work. Win or lose, each student will have weeks of simulated courtroom experience, knowledge of the rules of evidence, basic advocacy skills and familiarity with the procedures utilized by trial attorneys. Since its inception, Liberty’s undergraduate Mock Trial Team has been on the winning side of many rounds, won awards for their professional demeanor, and instilled students with confidence as they anticipated law school mock trial competitions and the real world courtroom. Your gateway to this arena begins in GOVT 477 (Trial Advocacy) offered fall semesters.