**updated May 21**: Registration for the July mentoring+scrimmage is now closed. If you wish to attend any of the June seminar series, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The North Carolina Mock Trial Program will hold a virtual mock trial summer camp in June and July 2021. Students will learn from some of the most successful mock trial attorney coaches in the state (via their choice of either live seminar or on-demand video) in June. Students will then practice their new skills at a 2-day online camp + scrimmage in mid-July with guidance from expert mock trial mentors!
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Any student or teacher who wants to learn about mock trial! Existing teams and individual students are all welcome. We will keep teams together upon request and will assign individuals to teams (either novice or advanced teams)
ELIGIBILITY: Students from across the U.S. in grades 9 to 12 (including rising 9th graders) are welcome to attend our 2021 July mentoring+scrimmage but MUST watch 5 of the 6 available seminar videos (either live or on demand) to be able to attend our July camp. Live sessions or associated videos are $25 per student user. Access information will be provided below. International students are also welcome if they fulfil the above eligibility requirement and can prove proficiency in English.
NCMTP Mock Trial Skills Seminar Series | sessions available live or on-demand
led by experienced NC Mock Trial coaches: (printable June schedule with times)
- Guide to Direct Examinations | June 3 (morning) | Amanda Perry
- How to be an Invaluable Witness | June 9 (afternoon) | Kelli Clancy
- Cross Examinations: What to know | June 11 (morning) | Darren Allen
- Powerful Opening Statements | June 16 (morning)| Brooke Schmidly (new date)
- Objections and Rules of Evidence 101 | June 22 (morning) | Hailey Bunce
- Impactful Closing Arguments | June 23 (afternoon) | Nicole Winget
$25 /seminar | 2-hour sessions | interactive | video access indefinite | instructor bios
2021 two-day Summer Camp | Friday, July 16 and Saturday, July 17
Students who attend/download and watch 5 of the 6 skills seminars listed above would qualify to attend a 2-day online camp and scrimmage with law school/undergraduate mock student mentoring. Camp registration required before June 24; video purchase/downloads must be completed by July 8. Campers receive access to a competition case and will receive a mock trial t-shirt and other materials in the mail.
Friday, July 16
Campers will be grouped into teams of 6 students and paired with a law school student or undergraduate mock trial mentor. Teams will work with their mentor to develop their case strategy in the morning and will continue to develop direct/cross examination questions in the afternoon.
Saturday, July 17
Teams will continue to work with their mentor in the morning before an afternoon scrimmage. Teams will try one (pre-determined) side of a criminal case. The NCMTP will provide scrimmage judges, jurors and timekeepers. A video of trial will be available for campers after the trial.
For more information, contact Liz Avery-Jones at email@example.com or 919-998-8064.