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Fordham Lincoln Center ("Fordham LC") Mock Trial is a nationally ranked, competitive extracurricular activity open to all Fordham College at Lincoln Center and Gabelli School of Business at Lincoln Center undergraduate students.  
 
Each year, the American Mock Trial Association provides a case problem based on a criminal indictment or civil lawsuit.  Fordham LC Mock Trial members work together, as attorneys and/or witnesses, to draft direct and cross examinations, develop opening statements and closing arguments, craft trial strategies, create engaging witness personas, and practice oral performance.  With the guidance of the coaching staff, comprised of lawyers and law students, we compete at invitational tournaments in the fall semester, as well as invitational, regional and national tournaments in the spring semester.  
 
Tournaments usually consist of four rounds.  In each round, two teams compete against one another in a trial format (Prosecution/Plaintiff v. Defense) and each team consists of three attorneys and three witnesses.  A panel of judges (usually 2 – 3) observe each round and score each attorney and witness.  The team with the highest combined score on a particular judge's ballot wins that ballot.  A team’s overall tournament placement is determined by its ballot count after four rounds.
 
Recent News

 
 
3/11/19  Congratulations to Fordham LC Mock Trial A for earning a bid to the American Mock Trial Association National Championship Tournament by finishing in Fifth Place with a 5-2-1 record and to Fordham LC Mock Trial B for finishing with a 3-5 record after facing some incredibly talented teams at the Central Islip Opening Round Championship Series Tournament this past weekend!  Special shout out to Amelia Browne and Travis Knoppert for their Outstanding Attorney Awards!
 
2/25/19  Congratulations to Fordham LC Mock Trial B for finishing in Second Place with a 6-1-1 record and Fordham LC Mock Trial A for finishing in Third Place with a 6-2 record at the Buffalo, NY Regional Tournament this past weekend!  Special shout out to Evan Donaldson and Amelia Browne (x2) for their Outstanding Attorney Awards and to Jamie Haas, Charlie Friedlander and Jaaee Nadkarni for their Outstanding Witness Awards!
 
1/28/19  Congratulations to Fordham LC Mock Trial A for finishing in Second Place with a 7-1 record at UMass Amherst's Commonwealth Classic Invitational Tournament and to Fordham LC Mock Trial B for finishing in Fifth Place with a 5-2-1 record at Georgetown's Hilltop Invitational Tournament!  Special shout out to Evan Donaldson and Amelia Browne for their Outstanding Attorney Awards and to Michael Corrado for his TWO Outstanding Witness Awards!
 
11/12/18  Congratulations to Fordham LC Mock Trial A for finishing in Sixth Place with a 5-2-1 record this past weekend at Haverford's Black Squirrel Invitational Tournament and to Fordham LC Mock Trial B for finishing in Sixth Place with a 5-3 record last weekend at Tufts' Mumbo Jumbo Invitational Tournament!  Special shout out to Jamie Haas for her Outstanding Witness Award last weekend!
 
10/22/18  Congratulations to Fordham LC Mock Trial A for finishing in Fourth Place with a 6-2 record and to Fordham LC Mock Trial B for finishing in a tie for Sixth Place with a 5-3 record this past weekend at Columbia University's Big Apple Invitational Tournament!  Special shout out to Michael Corrado, Jamie Haas and Elizabeth Weinman for their Outstanding Witness Awards and to Amelia Browne for her first Outstanding Attorney Award at her very first college mock trial competition!
 
 
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