Joining the Mock Trial Team

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Anyone interested in joining Rhodes Mock Trial must successfully complete Political Science 262: Trial Procedures.

Trial Procedures is a four credit course taught by Professor Anna Smith that focuses on studying and practicing the basic procedures of trial law. The course topics include Opening Statements, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Closing Arguments, Objection Arguments, the Federal Rules of Evidence, and preparing witnesses. The course concludes in October with in-class trial practice rounds which function as formal try-outs.

Political Science 262 is open to any Rhodes student and does not have a prerequisite. The class is only offered in the fall semester. Classes are scheduled on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.

For information about joining Mock Trial, please contact Professor Anna Smith (