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Call for Mock Trial Judges - William & Mary's 4th Annual Colonial Classic Tournament

23 Aug 2018 11:56 AM | Bary Hausrath (Administrator)

From our friends at William & Mary...

The College of William & Mary Mock Trial Presents the 

4th Annual Colonial Classic Tournament 


We cordially request your assistance in judging at the Fourth Annual Colonial Classic Undergraduate Mock Trial Tournament. The Colonial Classic will take place Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28, 2018 at the College of William & Mary. There will be twenty-four high-caliber teams in attendance from seventeen colleges spanning seven states and Washington, D.C. Many represented schools have competed in the national championship tournament. 

The Colonial Classic will use the 2018-19 American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) case, which is a civil case of negligence. Those individuals who volunteer to judge will receive a case summary in advance of the competition. 

Each team will come prepared with a unique version of this case. To meet our goal, we must recruit 144 members of the Bar to score and preside at the trials. We would be most honored if you would judge at this event. No experience in mock trial judging is necessary; a brief orientation and meal will precede each trial. The tournament’s four judge report times are 9:00 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, October 27; and at 9:00 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, October 28. No advance preparation is necessary. 

You will be paired with at least one other attorney or judge and will then watch a trial lasting approximately three hours. Judges usually provide a brief critique of the trial after submitting scoring sheets. The total time commitment (including the orientation session and meal) for each round is four hours. Judges may participate in as many trials as they like. 

To register as a judge, simply email me at with your name, phone number, and the specific round(s) that you would like to judge. You may also contact me at (512) 695-7997 or with any questions or concerns. 

We hope you are able to participate for at least one trial, if not more. Please feel free to pass this information along to your colleagues. We appreciate your willingness to support legal and civic education in Mock Trial at the College of William & Mary. 


Grayce Angle 

Vice President, Tournament Director 

William & Mary Mock Trial 

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