Mock Trial is an opportunity for students to hone skills in presentation, critical thinking and collaboration through a simulated courtroom experience.
Welcome from Mock Trial President
Hi, my name is Connor Trafton, and I am the President of American University’s Mock Trial Program. The 2013-2014 school year will be my fifth year competing in mock trial, at both the high school and collegiate level. I can't think of another single thing that has impacted my life in such a meaningful way. Through "mocking," I have learned essential skills, made lifelong friends, and developed a passion that has guided me towards an eventual career in the justice system.
Looking back, my experiences while competing in mock trial have undoubtedly been some of the best of my life. The constant competitive drive and intellectual stimulation present at every level of mock trial creates an atmosphere that’s unmatched in any other extracurricular activity.
Looking forward, I’m excited to lead this team to new heights. With a monumental 2012-2013 season, in which we placed in the top 25 schools in the country (out of over 550), have just begun to taste true success. And it’s a taste that I plan on growing accustomed to. I hope you'll join us.
See you in the courtroom,