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EWU Mock Trial Team

Eastern Washington University Mock Trial is an affiliate of the American Mock Trial Association, and is open to all EWU students. This national organization has more than 100 programs in schools all over the nation and it arranges for annual competitions.

Trials alternate between criminal and civil cases each year. Packets of information are presented to each team in the fall. Teams have approximately four to six months to prepare the case for trial. To practice trial advocacy, every team prepares to try the case as both prosecutors and defense. Teams don't know which side they represent until the day of the competition.

See some of the highlights from past competitions below:

AMTA Pacific NW Regional Tournament

Burkhardt Invitational pictures

AMTA Regional Tournament 2009

You do not have to be a Political Science major to join the Mock Trial team.  Any student, regardless of major study is encouraged to participate.  For information or questions contact:

Department Chair, James Headley,


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