What is Mock Trial?
Mock Trial is a team-based competitiion that provides students first hand experience about the roles that lawyers and witnesses play in the American legal process. Participation in the mock trial program helps students determine if they wish to become litigation attorneys, and helps develop their analytical thinking, oral communication skills, and their ability to "think on their feet." Read more about how mock trial works and how to get selected.
A Proud History
The ISU intercollegiate mock trial program was started in 1987 by Professor Tom Eimermann and alumnus attorney/judge James Knecht. Read more about the history of ISU's Mock Trial Teams.
Mock Trial Scholarships
A limited number of scholarships are associated with the Mock Trial program. Read more about how to apply for Mock Trial scholarships.
The Illinois State University Invitational Mock Trial Tournament
Illinois State University hosts one of the Mock Trial Competitions. Read more about the ISU Mock Trial Tournament.
The American Mock Trial Association (AMTA)
ISU's Mock Trial Program is associated with the nationally recognixed AMTA. Link to the AMTA website and view this year's case materials.
For more information about ISU's Mock Trial team, contact Educator Coach, Prof. Thomas McClure , Department of Politics and Government, Illinois State University.