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

The Maryland Mock Trial Program is on a mission to win our sixth national championship during the 2019-2020 season!

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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. Maryland Mock Trial quickly established itself as a national powerhouse and won the first of the program'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 Even though the “Maryland Rule” was later repealed, Maryland remains only school to ever advance two teams to the final round of the National Championship Tournament.


Mock Trial @ UMD

At the University of Maryland, mock trial is not only a competitive team but also a co-curricular program with courses offered by the Department of Government & Politics. Being a member of the Maryland Mock Trial is just like being on a UMD athletic team where you travel to competitions around the country, but you also happen to get credit for it.

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The Team

The Maryland Mock Trial team is comprised of students from every class year and nearly every college at the University of Maryland. 


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Volunteer opportunities

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