Maryland Mock Trial
Maryland Mock Trial
Five-time American Mock Trial Association National Champions. Expect Greatness.

The Maryland Mock Trial Program is looking for new competitors to help make our mission possible. Join the tradition as we work towards our sixth national championship during the 2018-2019 season!


Program History

The University of Maryland Mock Trial Program has won more American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) national championships than any other school in the country.  Under the direction of the Dr. Noel Myricks, the program was founded in fall of 1989. Dr. Myricks quickly established Maryland Mock Trial as a national powerhouse and won the first of the programs's five national championships in 1992 when both of the school’s teams advanced to the national championship round. As a result, AMTA instituted the “Maryland Rule,” which placed teams from the same school in the same division at the National Championship Tournament to ensure two separate schools were represented in the championship round. Even though the “Maryland Rule” was later repealed, Maryland remains only school to ever advance two teams to the final round of the National Championship Tournament.


About Mock Trial @ UMD

The first thing to know about Maryland Mock Trial is that it’s unlike any other course offered at the University. Mock trial is more akin to competing for a UMD athletic team than a traditional class, but you also happen to get credit for it. 

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The Team

The Maryland Mock Trial team is composed of approximately 40 students from nearly every college at the university. 


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Volunteer opportunities

Are you a judge,  attorney, or mock trial nerd that would like to get involved? Click below to learn more about volunteer opportunities with Maryland Mock Trial. 

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Are you a current or future UMD student that would like to join Maryland Mock Trial? Click below to learn more about how to join Maryland Mock Trial.