Overview 2008 Widener University School of Law Diversity Pipeline Mock Trial Competition. What Is It?
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.
No mock trial experience? Not a problem: While preparing for a mock trial may sound daunting, we have created a competition problem that is accessible to competitors of all skills levels--including competitors with no prior legal or mock trial experience. Additionally, when you register 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. If you have the desire to compete and a willingness to learn, inexperience should not stop you. Prizes
The top four competitors in our competition will be awarded full scholarships for LSAT prep courses from Kaplan. These scholarships are valued at $1300 each.
The LSAT is like the SAT for law school. A good LSAT score is essential to getting into law school, and a Kaplan prep course can provide a distinct advantage in the law school admissions process.
These scholarships are made possible through a charitable donation by Kaplan. Kaplan should be commended for its incredible generosity in making this competition possible. Why Compete?
In addition to the prizes being offered, our mock trial competition offers a valuable learning experience. If you are considering going to law school, participation in the competition can show a demonstrated interest in the law. Preparing for a mock trial develops essential skills such as critical thinking, public speaking, and the ability to work as part of a team. This competition also presents an opportunity to develop a mentoring relationship with a current law student. Registration Download the Registration packet here (.doc)
Please return the Registration packet, after filling it out, to: email@example.com. Registration will end on April 1, 2009.
The 2009 Diversity Pipeline Problem
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