Mock Trial Camp
Experience the thrill of courtroom drama in Mock Trial Camp! We'll explore the life of a trial lawyer as we study the law, learn the legal lingo, and prepare for a final mock trial at the end of the week. When we're done, you'll know how to approach a case, question witnesses, and perform persuasive closing arguments. As you build your case and advocate for your fictional clients, you will become familiar with court procedures and the rules of evidence, all while honing your critical thinking and public speaking skills. On the final day of camp, the mock trial will be open for family and friends to attend; we will post clips of the trial online for later viewing. Open to students ages 12-17.
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Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
Overnight students will check in at their assigned residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in at the Georgia Center on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Students will travel by foot or bus to get to their on-campus classroom and other activities, and by university vehicle for any off-campus field trips. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.
Day Camp - $350
Overnight Camp - $750
Partial financial assistance may be available for students who need it. If you have any questions about the process, please call us at 706-542-3537 or email us at questions [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu.
Corey Anderson has 8 years of competition experience in Mock Trial, and has served as both a witness and an attorney for national mock trial competitions with the UGA Undergraduate Mock Trial Program. In his time with the program, UGA Mock Trial became one of the most respected and competitive programs in the country, placing 3rd in the nation out of 600 teams in 2011. As a team captain, Corey helped to defeat opponents from prestigious private, Ivy League, and state universities, and has won individual awards as a witness. This is Corey's second year as a Summer Academy instructor.
Adam Wittenstein has 6 years of competition experience in Mock Trial, and has served as both a witness and an attorney for multiple teams on UGA's Undergraduate Mock Trial Program. Adam was selected to captain one of UGA's Spring Competitive Teams as a sophomore and earned an outstanding attorney award. As a team captain, Adam helped teach young members of the program how to compete on the national level against schools from all over the country. This is Adam's first year as a Summer Academy instructor and he is very excited to help teach Mock Trial!
Students may want to bring a flash drive to save their written arguments and statements. A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.