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Attention Future Litigators!! 

The Mock Trial Executive Board has been working hard and is happy to announce that we will be hosting the Cooley Classic Open Competition on November 14 and 15, 2015. This competition is open to any Lansing student and there are no prerequisite required to compete. The Cooley Classic Open Competition will include the rules of evidence and students will be expected to introduce evidence and make objections. If you haven’t taken Evidence yet, don't worry! You will be provided with a handbook and can attend a workshop to learn everything you need to know to complete successfully.  Students will compete in teams of 2, or can sign up as a single and be assigned a partner. For those students who would like to participate, but are not yet ready to compete, volunteer positions are available for witnesses, bailiffs, and jurors.

Whether in your first term, or last term, we encourage you to consider signing up to compete or volunteer.  On the application you will find dates for workshops and practice rounds to attend.  Please keep in mind that in order to participate, you must be able to attend a workshop.  Practice rounds are optional, and are available to you for live practice and feedback to refine your litigation skills.

Applications are due no later than Wednesday, October 14 at 5:00 p.m.  You can apply by clicking either of the following links:

Volunteer Application:

Competitor Application:

Should you have any questions, or concerns, do not hesitate to contact Competitions Vice Chairman Sam Cimino at, or Mock Trial President Kristin Giommi at 

Good luck and let the competition begin!!