Overview and Purpose
This program is an effort on the part of the students at the Widener University School of Law (Delaware). The purpose of our project is to help increase diversity in the legal profession. Specifically, our program aims to create interest among college students of diverse backgrounds in careers in law, and to provide aid and encouragement to college students of diverse backgrounds who have shown an interest in careers in law
. Why Choose a Career in Law?
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. Mock Trial Competition
We are holding a mock trial competition
, open to college students and college graduates of diverse backgrounds, that will be held on April 18, 2009
. Here are some essential facts about our mock trial competition:
- Registration for the event has begun and will end on April 1, 2009. The problem will be sent out upon registering for the event. Teams are made up of two individuals. While registration ends April 1, 2009, if we get a large response, we may have to cut off the number of teams competing in this event. Registering early will guarantee you a spot in the competition. Find out more on how to register.
- In our mock trial competition, competitors play the role of lawyers in a staged courtroom trial. Competitors will prepare for the competition in a way similar to how attorneys prepare for trial, by looking at the evidence and the law, creating arguments, and creating questions to ask witnesses.
- While preparing for a mock trial may sound daunting, we have created a competition that is accessible to competitors of all skills levels--including competitors with no prior legal or mock trial experience. When you sign up for the competition, you will be linked up with a mentor student from the Widener University School of Law. These mentor students will be able to coach you through every step of preparation for the competition.
- Top competitors in our competition will receive scholarships for LSAT prep courses from Kaplan. These scholarships are valued at roughly $1300 each.
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