The 2014 Rebel-Trojan All-In Mock Trial Tournament is the fifth 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. The University of Southern California Mock Trial Team, a west coast trial advocacy power-program, is co-hosting.
THIS YEAR, the students will present either the Prosecution or Defense side in the criminal case of State of Midlands v. Bowman.
On August 30, 2012, a daring robbery occurred at Racheter World Amusement Park in Midlands. Following the robbery, security officers chased a suspect through the park. During that chase, an attendee at the park was badly injured and is currently in a coma at Midlands General Hospital. The robber who was being chased through the park escaped and remains at large. Police, however, have arrested Whitt Bowman, a park employee whom they believe took part in the commission of the crime.
The district attorney's office has investigated, and criminal charges have been filed: Robbery in the First Degree; and Theft by Deception.
*** 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 2014 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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