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Fordham Lincoln Center ("Fordham LC") Mock Trial is a 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 tournament in the fall semester, as well as 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

 
 
2/8/16  Congratulations to Fordham LC Mock Trial A for finishing in FIRST place with an 8-0 record and to Fordham LC Mock Trial B for finishing in THIRD place with a 7-1 record at Regionals! Special shout out to Sam Denholtz, Nadine Moukdad and Neilab Rahmizada for their Outstanding Attorney Awards and to Sandra Jovic for her Outstanding Witness Award.
 
2/1/16  Congratulations to Fordham LC Mock Trial A for finishing in FIRST place with a 7-1 record at Georgetown's Hilltop Invitational Tournament this past weekend.  Special shout out to Rosanna Corrado for her Outstanding Attorney Award.  Next up:  Regionals!
 
11/23/15  Congratulations to Fordham LC Mock Trial B for finishing in fourth place place with a 6-2 record at Cornell's Big Red Invitational Classic.  Special shout out to Rosanna Corrado for winning an Outstanding Attorney Award with a perfect 20 ranks!
 
11/16/15  Congratulations to Fordham LC Mock Trial A for finishing in third place with a 6-2 record at Brandeis' Invitational Tournament.  Special shout out to Neilab Rahimzada for winning an Outstanding Attorney Award and James Pedersen for winning an Outstanding Witness Award!
 
10/26/15  Congratulations to Fordham LC Mock Trial A for finishing in seventh place with 5 wins at Columbia University's prestigious Big Apple Invitational Tournament.  Special shout out to Rose Lyn for winning an Outstanding Attorney Award and Erika Pichardo-Ley for winning an Outstanding Witness Award!
 
3/16/15  Congratulations to the Fordham LC Mock Trial program for a fantastic showing at the Opening Round Championship Series in Washington D.C. this past weekend. Of the 24 teams competing, the A Team finished in 7th place with 5.5 wins and one spot short of a bid to the National Championships and the B Team finished in a tie for 9th place with 4 wins. Special shout out to Neilab Rahimzada for winning an Outstanding Attorney Award and James Pedersen for winning TWO Outstanding Witness Awards. It truly was a great season and we are all really excited for next season.
 
2/9/15  Congratulations to Fordham LC Mock Trial A (6-1-1, 3rd place) and B (6-2, 7th place) for advancing out of Regionals! Special shout out to Neilab Rahimzada, Rosanna Corrado, Rose Lyn and Steven Romanello for winning Outstanding Attorney awards AND James Pedersen for winning an Outstanding Witness award! We will next be competing at the Opening Round Championship Series in Washington D.C. and looking for a bid (or two) to Nationals.
 
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