The UC Irvine Mock Trial Team is in need of volunteer judges for a collegiate mock trial tournament hosted by UC Irvine, taking place in person at UC Irvine's campus on Jan. 8th & 9th. This elite event will feature some of the best teams from across the country. Signups required by December 20th.
The rounds: The trials are approximately three hours long and will require no preparation. There will be two days of trial with each day consisting of a morning round (~9:00 – 12:00 PM) and an afternoon round (~2:00 – 5:00 PM). You can judge as many or as few as you like. If you have any attorney friends or colleagues who would also like to judge, please let them know so you can be paired together.
The case: This year’s case is a criminal matter with a charge of aggravated arson. The defendant is on trial for burning down a bar and causing the death of a local firefighter. The evidence and witnesses available vary across the rounds, which makes each trial unique and interesting.
Requirements and orientation: The only requirement to judge is to have some prior experience with the federal rules of evidence (most often via a law school evidence course OR prior mock trial participation). Before each round, there will be a brief orientation session which will explain trial procedure, scoring, and your role as a judge.
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