Pre-Law

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.

2015

The Clark University Mock Trial team was awarded an automatic bid to the American Mock Trial Association National Tournament in Washington, D.C., in March, as a result of their outstanding performance at the 2015 Manchester, New Hampshire Regional Tournament at St. Anselm College. The team earned a trophy for Outstanding Trial Team, and finished fourth among 22 teams, only losing to Harvard and two teams from Tufts. Press release

Team A
Valerie Johnson '15 (captain)
Katharine Courville '16 (captain)
Seth Katzman '15
Josh Dell '15
Emily Art '17
McKenna Hunter '17
Courtney Thomas '17
Michael Spanos '17

 

Team B
Carlotta Kane '18 (captain)
Matt Sullivan '17 (captain)
Sarah Maloney '17
Anne-Claire Merkle-Scotland '17
Alex Grayson '18
Simran Jay Totwani '18

2014

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

2013

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

2012

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

2011

Clark hosts the Worcester Regional Qualifying Tournament. Tournament results

2010

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