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Why be a judge? 

What do judges do? 

Judges make mock trials possible. During a round- which includes opening satements, direct and cross examinations, and closing arguments- there must be 1) a judge presiding over the court to rule on motions, objections, etc. and 2) jurors to score the teams' performances. 

Judges and jurors assign the competitors a score of 1-10 based on their performances. The team whose competitors have racked up the most points after closing arguments wins the round!

The people who have judged for us in the past rave about their experience! Mock Trials are not just intellectual competition- they are perfomances, which we believe you will find entertaining, complex, and impressive. 

Mock Trial is a tool many students use to explore their interest in studying law. Volunteering with our school's Mock Trial program is an excellent way for you to show your support for undergraduate education and the legal profession. We often hear that undergraduate competitors are inspiring to judges- it's important to realize that the inspiration goes both ways! 

When and where?

The 8th Annual Colonial Classic will be held in-person at W&M in Williamsburg

Judges can volunteer for one (or more!) of four rounds. The rounds take place as follows: 

Saturday Oct. 24th 10am-1pm

Saturday Oct. 24th 2:45-5:45pm

Sunday Oct. 25th 10am-1pm

Saturday Oct. 25th 2:45-5:45

Thank you for your interest in our program!

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