Boston College Mock Trial is a way for undergraduate students to learn about the law and trial procedure, as well as practice critical thinking and public speaking skills, all in a challenging and competitive setting. The Boston College Mock Trial Program consists of four teams competing in American Mock Trial Association competitions. The typical Mock Trial season consists of invitational competitions throughout the fall and early winter. In the beginning of the second semester, Mock Trial teams from across the country compete in regional and national competition. The case used each year is prepared by AMTA and is released in the fall, with periodic updates throughout the year. Every other year, the case changes from civil to criminal in order to provide a better educational experience to participants.
Mock Trial at Boston College consists of four teams, each run by a captain. A coordinator leads the program and serves as the program's representative to Boston College and the Student Programs Office. The Treasurer is responsible for maintaining the finances of the program. In addition, we are fortunate to have two attorney coaches who bring years of experience to the program, assisting with difficult points of law.