MISSION

Championship experience at an affordable price.

Overview

Synopsis of Study

The Championship Academies' pedagogical focus is to develop critical thinking and public speaking skills, as well as a knowledge of legal practices.

The Championship Summer Academies will provide high school students with the opportunity to learn from local attorneys, high school  coaches and collegiate competitors. We offer a dynamic program consisting of interactive lectures, legal advocacy drills, stop-and-go scrimmages and a competitive mini-tournament.  

We believe that success in legal advocacy is acquired through a balance of proper pre-competition 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. 


In the mock trial labs, 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. In the moot court lab, the focus will be divided between the research and writing of the oral brief and then the preparing for the oral argument before the court. 


All the labs will conclude with a mini tournament judged by local attorneys and law school students. We will be using a criminal case packet in mock trial to help students prepare for next year’s Texas High School Mock Trial competition. 

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Curriculum

Additional Information

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 2020-2021 High School tournament season. We will use modified Federal Rules of Evidence adopted by the national mock trial competition sponsored by the American Bar Association.

The 2020 mock trial labs offer novice, intermediate and advanced tracks which allow students to learn at a pace appropriate for their skill level. We offer overnight residential and commuter options. Students will reside at the Indigo Hotel adjacent to the UNT Dallas College of Law. Resident students will be provided a full breakfast buffet, catered, hot lunches and dinner buffet at the hotel. Commuters will be provided the same hot lunch catered from Norma's Cafe. Off-duty Dallas County Sheriff officers will serve as residential security at the hotel.


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 high school students with the opportunity to learn from local attorneys, high school 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. We will be using a criminal case packet to help students prepare for next year’s tournament season.


Coaches Experience 

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. 

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College Admissions Seminars

We are pleased to be adding daily college admissions' seminars for each of the labs. 


These will be led by Michael Gao, founder of Gao Admissions and co-host of the Admissions Uncovered podcast. This year, Michael helped 2 students get into Dartmouth, 2 into the University of Pennsylvania, and 1 into Columbia.


He will be addressing various topics, including:

  • Developing Your College List
  • Deciphering the Common App
  • Developing Your Narrative
  • Writing THE Essay
  • The Role of Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Financial Aid
  • Early Action v. Early Decision
  • Much more

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Championship Mock Trial Academy

Dallas, Texas, United States

Hours

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09:00 am – 05:00 pm

The actual camp will run (7/12-18/20). REGISTRATION OPEN!


Workshops will begin at 9AM each day. Commuters will be checked in daily starting at 8AM. Instruction ends each day at 6PM.