UCLA hosts an annual Mock Trial Tournament for the benefit of California schools. Local and national mock trial tournaments were held at the UCLA Anderson School and Law School in January. The Santa Monica Courthouse has been selected as the venue for the Opening Round of the National Championship (ORC) to be held March 12-13, 2016.
Volunteer as a presiding trial judge or as a scoring judge at the Santa Monica Courthouse.
This tournament determines which 6 teams in the Western U.S. will qualify for the National Championship. Presiding judges will rule on objections and introduction of exhibits, while scoring judges will rate the students' performances.
This year's case involves a criminal prosecution of a bribery case. No prior criminal or trial experience is necessary. You'll see college students present Openings, Closings, Direct Examinations, and Cross Examinations. Some of the top teams in the nation will compete, and most of the California colleges will be there (UCLA, USC, UCI, Cal, Stanford, etc.). This tournament helps prepare all the local schools for the national tournaments.
If you have any questions, please email Gonzalo Freixes, Associate Dean, UCLA Anderson School of Management.