UChicago Mock Trial

win trophies and tell killer lawyer jokes

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What do we do?

At the beginning of each year, the American Mock Trial Association releases new case materials. We spend the most of the year debating the same case with other schools around the country, then switch it up with a new case at the National Championship Tournament in April.


Join the team as an attorney to hone your legal skills. Attorneys win points for the team by making speeches, examining witnesses, and arguing objections.


Join the team as a witness to work on your improv and show off your acting chops. Witnesses win points by being likeable and realistic. Grieving widows should be sad, and theme park mascots should be funny.


Test what you've prepared against some of the best mock trial teams in the country. Our rounds are judged by practicing judges and attorneys in real courthouses.


We regularly place first or second in the region, and are among the top 20 teams in the nation. Join the team, work hard, and wait for the fan mail to roll in.

The Officer Board

Click on a portrait for a bio and contact info.

Weian Wang


Clio Sophia Koller

VP Travel

Caroline Veniero

VP Finance

Gadiel Williams

VP Admin

Alexei Owen

Assistant VP Travel

The Great Chicago Fire

Invitational Tournament


The Great Chicago Fire is the University's invitational mock trial tournament. Unlike most mock trial tournaments, the Great Chicago Fire features bracket style elimination . Our tournament draws programs from all over the country and is especially attractive to programs with historically strong A and B teams, due to the bracket structure. Information about third annual Great Chicago Fire Invitational will be available in late summer. If you have any questions, please contact the tournament committee.


The tab summary for the second annual Great Chicago Fire Invitational can be found here. Congratulations to the champions of our 2016 invitational--Columbia University!

Recent news

Here are some photos of what we've been up to lately. If you'd like to add something, just tweet @ucmocktrial and we'll find it!

Get in Touch

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UChicago Mock Trial
5801 S Ellis Ave
Chicago, IL 60637