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 January 2013

Mid-Missouri Mock Trial Invitational Tournament

Participate, judge or just go watch!

Columbia College and the University of Missouri will host the Mid-Missouri Mock Trial Invitational tournament Jan. 18 and 19. “We began hosting AMTA events in 1999, and we look forward to our 15th year of hosting,” says Barry Langford, assistant professor of criminal justice administration.

This is a four-round, two-day tournament that is limited to 24 teams. The event serves as a forum for teams to practice their skills for the regional tournament held in Kansas City in February. This year’s case is a civil wrongful death case that involves a death during a scuba diving expedition. More information can be found here: www.collegemocktrial.org.

The entry fee is $150.00 per team, and each team is expected to bring a judge with the ability to serve at least two rounds. Team trophies and individual prizes will be awarded. To reserve your spot in this tournament, or for more information, please email Barry Langford at brlangford@ccis.edu. Registration checks should be made payable to Columbia College Mock Trial.

Alternatively, if you are an attorney, law student, or past mock-trial participant, you can be a judge. Judges will score a printed ballot with established criteria, and they will rule on objections governed by an evidence code similar to the Federal Rules of Evidence. Food and refreshments will be provided for judging. If interested, contact Barry Langford.