Scripps Mock Trial
Scripps College Mock Trial allows undergraduates to engage in trial simulations and competitions with teams from other institutions, students develop critical thinking and public speaking skills as well as knowledge of legal procedures. We compete in Regionals and ORCs. This past year , the Mock Trial A Team competed at ORCs and won honorary mention, an honor higher than all the other 5C teams. We ranked 7th out of the top 20 West Coast teams. We continue to grow our program and work with other mock trial teams to discuss the case and strategies (when we scrimmage against them). We won many individual and team trophies.
Weeks are weekly as a whole team. During meetings, we teach the case law and study the case in hopes of developing good material for competitions. Team members also meet individually outside of the designated club meetings to work with witnesses/lawyers on memorizing data. Furthermore, there are weekly team dinners and bonding activities meant to build team morale and get members to feel comfortable with all members on the team. We aim to facilitate knowledge of the case as well as confidence and strong team bonds.