Lesson plans are carefully developed and tailored to help mockers of all levels improve their mock trial abilities and overall confidence levels. In addition to small group sessions, instructors will work one-on-one with students to improve all aspects of their presentation, argumentation, improv and critical thinking abilities.
Learning by doing
We believe in learning by doing. Students will spend the first few days learning about mock trial, but will spend most of their time working on a practice case to conduct an actual mock trial on the last day of the program. Before then, we encourage as much practice as possible- that includes running scripts, arguing objections and doing speech drills.
Universally useful skills
The beauty of mock trial is that the skills you learn are applicable no matter where you go. The tangible skills that we emphasize- confidence in public speaking, the ability to think quickly on your feet, a formulaic way to solve problems, just to name a few- are useful not just for future lawyers, but for everyone.
Our instructors are some of the most decorated mock trial competitors and coaches in the nation. They include American Mock Trial Association All-American witnesses, All-American attorneys, Trial By Combat competitors, repeated National Championship qualifiers, and have competed for the top 15 undergraduate mock trial programs nationwide.
The 2022 MockOn Summer Program is an extended program that takes place over the course of 6 weeks - Summer Program sessions will occur once a week on the weekend. We will focus on a variety of topics, including public speaking, direct examinations, cross examinations, objections, statements, effective writing, theme and theory strategies, and more. Students will be provided a case problem to which they will be applying these skills, and our program will conclude with a tournament judged by nationally-renowned competitors and coaches.
11:00 am EST - Start day via Zoom, General Announcements
11:15 am EST - Opening Statement Lecture and Film Session
1:00 pm EST - Opening Statement Writing Activity
1:30 pm EST - Lunch Break
2:30 pm EST - Opening Statement Activity Presentation
3:00 pm EST - 1 on 1 breakout room coaching and case reading time
3:30 pm EST - Case theory brainstorming session
3:50 pm EST- Debrief and Summary of Day
4:00 pm EST - End of day
All Sessions take place from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST.
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