The 2017 Rebel-Trojan All-In Mock Trial Tournament is the sixth year of the first ever American Mock Trial Association format trial advocacy competition to come to Las Vegas.
As is only proper, the tournament will take place at the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law and the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs. The UNLV and USC Mock Trial Teams co-host the tournament.
THIS YEAR, the students will present either the Plaintiff or Defense side in the civil case of Riley Winter v. TBD, Inc. Here's a summary:
Riley Winter accumulated accolade after accolade during a 27 year career with publisher TBD, Inc. At about the same time Winter was terminated, TBD hired Landon Greene. Greene was half Winter's age, the only demographic difference between them.
During Winter's time with TBD, the publication went from a printed weekly, to printed plus online, to online only. Winter sought out and completed social media training after receiving directives to write for millenials. One of the articles Winter wrote about one of TBD's advertisers, an online music service, resulted in threats to cancel their ad buys. Thereafter, Winter was fired -- as were all the older writers at TBD.
Winter has now sued for wrongful termination in violation of the State of Midlands' Age Discrimination Act.
*** We welcome practitioners and judges with civil and/or criminal experience.
Are you a judge, attorney or 3L law student (evidence completed)? If so, please join us as a tournament judge for the 2017 Rebel Trojan All-In Mock Trial Tournament. Sign up here.
Presiding mock trial judges actually rule on objections, and conduct the trials, just as real judges do. Scoring mock trial judges score the students' performances and give them evaluative commentary. We strive to provide one presiding judge, and two scoring judges, per trial.
During the Rebel - Trojan, colleges and universities from around the nation compete against each other by using the Federal Rules of Evidence to present either the Prosecution/Plaintff or Defense side of a mock case. Each side will present an Opening Statement, Direct & Cross Examination of 3 Prosecution witnesses and 3 Defense witnesses, and Closing Arguments.
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