The Mock Trial Program at Gonzaga
Mock trial is a program in which students participate in rehearsed trials to learn about the legal system competitively. Students can have different roles in the judicial system, such as judges, lawyers, witnesses, etc. Gonzaga's Mock Trial student club is open to students, regardless of major, looking to improve their communication skills.
We Compete in the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA)
Since Gonzaga's Mock Trial program inception in 1997, the university has had a rich history of success with national intercollegiate competitions in the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA). Across the United States, more than 650 teams from 350 colleges and universities compete in ATMA-sanctioned tournaments. Gonzaga's Mock Trial team has qualified for the Opening Round Championship Series 20 times and the National Championship several times. In 2001, Gonzaga Mock Trial acquired (and still holds) the national record for the most All-American Awards at any one national tournament, topping out at five awards.