Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Volunteer Judges and Jurors Needed – 5th Annual Carolina Classic Mock Trial Tournament Hosted by Elon Undergraduate Mock Trial

Elon Mock Trial wishes to invite local legal professionals to participate as judges and jurors in the Carolina Classic Invitational Tournament at Elon University.  Elon competes in the American Mock Trial Association, and we hold our own national tournament at Elon.  This year's tournament is on October 14, 15, and 16 at the Koury Business Center on Elon's main campus.  Judges and jurors rate the performance of teams on opening statements, closing arguments, and direct and cross-examinations.  The case problem for this year is a criminal case (murder trial), and it promises to bring out excellent work from the students.  It is exceptionally important that these students, coming from as far away as Harvard and as near as UNC and Duke get the experience of trying cases before attorneys.  The rules of evidence are a simplified derivative of the federal rules.  Because the trials are supposed to be “jury trials”, you do not need experience in Mock Trial to serve as a judge.  Volunteers are encouraged sign up for as many rounds as they are available.  

Please consider joining us if your time allows.  For more information and our online registration form, please visit our Judge website at:  

Please contact Elon University’s Adjunct Professor and Competitive Teams Coach, William Warihay at to sign-up or with any questions.