The Championship Academy ("Champ Camps") is your opportunity to work with championship winning coaches, collegiate competitors, local attorneys and faculty members from the University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law, one of the nation’s most innovative law schools. The Champ Camps offer outstanding instruction in preparation for the upcoming mock trial tournament season. We will use modified Federal Rules of Evidence adopted by the national mock trial competition sponsored by the American Bar Association.
The high school mock trial summer camps offer novice, intermediate and advanced tracks which allow students to learn at a pace appropriate for their skill level. We offer commuter and overnight (aka residential) camp options.
All campers will be provided a hot lunch catered from local restaurants.
Mock Trial Student Experience
The mock trial labs focus on building effective speaking and strategic skills for students of all levels of experience. We will provide the students with the opportunity to learn from local attorneys, mock trial coaches, collegiate mock trial competitors and law school students and professors. We offer a dynamic program consisting of interactive lectures, trial advocacy drills, stop-and-go scrimmages and a competitive mini-tournament.
We believe that success in mock trial is acquired through a balance of proper pre-trial preparation and knowing how to think on your feet. Our program is designed to provide students the opportunity to hone both skill-sets through participation in interactive lectures and practical drills. Students will be divided into teams on the first evening and begin analyzing the case. Each student will be given the opportunity to perform as both an attorney and a witness. All participants will construct opening statements, conduct direct and cross examinations and give a closing argument. The program will conclude with a mini tournament judged by local attorneys and law school students. Several are our camp judges served as judges in the Texas State Bar Competition. We will be using a criminal case packet to help students prepare for next year’s tournament season.
Coaches attending the teacher training have three options. First, they can participate in daily seminars taught by local attorneys and the Championship Staff. These sessions will include a range of topics including How to Recruit a Team, Conducting Weekly Practices, What to Expect at the Texas Bar Association competition, How to Recruit an Attorney Coach and other skills specific sessions. Secondly, they can shadow the student sessions and thus observe how the attorney and Championship staff directly instruct the students. Finally, the teachers have the option of doing a combination of the two.