Scales of Justice

Mock Trial

In the intercollegiate mock trial competition, students role play lawyers and witnesses and are judged on their persuasiveness and ability to analyze arguments. Clark team members take LAS 038, Trial Advocacy, for credit in the fall semester. Both the fall class and the spring competition are currently taught by a practicing attorney and trial lawyer, Clark alumnus Steven C. Kennedy '88.


One of Clark University's two Mock Trial teams earned a bid to the sub-national tournament held in Philadelphia on March 15-16, 2014. The A team earned its bid during the regional Intercollegiate Mock Trial Tournament held Jan. 31 – Feb. 2 at St. Anselm's College in Manchester, N.H. At the sub-national tournament, Josh Dell '15 received a Best Witness Award. Press release

Team A
Valerie Johnson '15 (captain)
Jacob Garber '14 (captain)
Emily Art '17
Katie Courville '16
Josh Dell '15
Sadie Hazelkorn '15
Seth Katzman '15
Courtney Thomas '17


Team B
Amira Farrag '16 (captain)
McKenna Hunter '17 (captain)
Kai Glick '16
Lauren Howard '17
Jessica MacBrough '17
Luke Miller '17
Brendan Simons '15
Michael Spanos '17


In February fifteen Clark University students making up two Mock Trial teams traveled to Manchester, New Hampshire, to compete in the regional Intercollegiate Mock Trial Tournament held at St. Anselm's College. Two of these students returned to campus toting awards… Press release


At the Boston Regional Tournament, Clark received the Spirit of AMTA Award, given to the team that best exemplifies the ideals of honesty, civility and fair play. Jacob Garber '14 received an Outstanding Witness Award. Tournament results


Clark hosts the Worcester Regional Qualifying Tournament. Tournament results


Clark hosted the 2010 New England Regional Tournament and went on to participate in the Boston Regional Tournament. Sylvie Lepeltier '10 received an Outstanding Attorney and Outstanding Witness Award at both tournaments, becoming the only student to win both at each. Press release | Tournament results