St. Ambrose University began its Mock Trial Program in 2003. Mock Trial simulates a real courtroom trial with members serving as attorneys and witnesses. The Mock Trial Program is part of the pre-law program, but being a pre-law student is not a requirement to join, nor is having previous mock trial experience. Interested members must have a willingness to work hard, learn, and enjoy the competition.
Anyone interested in Mock Trial should contact Coach Henry Marquard (MarquardHenryF@sau.edu) or the Political Science Department.
The Mock Trial Program completed its highly successful 2013-14 season with a bid to the opening round of the National Championships, an honorable mention at the AMTA Regional Tournament, and trophies at two invitationals. Last year's team returns a number of its members, and we expect a strong group of new members. Team members have been working hard over the summer to get ready for this year. Our High School Mock Trial Summer Camp was very successful; in large part due to the participation of our returning members. Our competition will be harder than ever, starting with our tournament on October 11.
This year's case is, once again, timely and relevant. Two 11-year-olds play with a parent's gun leading to one of them being shot. Who is responsible? If you want to help us find the answer to this question and join the Mock Trial Team, come to our open meeting at 6:00 p.m., on September 10th, at McMullen 003; or contact Dr. Joseph Hebert at HebertJosephL@sau.edu or Coach Henry Marquard at MarquardHenryF@sau.edu for more information.