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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.
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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!