Monday - Friday (7/10-14) all instructional labs will take place at the UNT Dallas Law Center located at 106 S Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201. Each morning, commuters should check in with a staff member at the Indigo Hotel business center who will escort them to the classrooms.
Saturday & Sunday (7/15-16) all trials will be held at the George Allen Sr. Dallas County Courthouse located at 600 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75202
Each instructional day begins at 9:00 AM and ends at 5:30 PM. Commuter may be dropped off beginning at 8:30AM and picked up before 6:00 PM.
Sunday's trials will conclude at 1:30 PM
A sample schedule is posted at end of FAQs.
During the camp Rozana Rojas will be available around the clock and the office phone number will be given at orientation on Sunday 7/10/23.
All other questions may be directed to Don Gonzalez – (214) 302-9113 or Director@mocktrialcamp.com
CMTC Admin will acquire and store enough antigen tests for COVID-19 as well as thermometers and other routine home health supplies. If anyone presents with COVID-19 symptoms (outlined here) and/or has a fever, they will be immediately tested with an at-home antigen test. If the test returns a negative result, CMTC Admin will attempt to book a follow-up PCR test at an area pharmacy or clinic.
If a participant tests positive, either with an antigen or PCR test, they will be given a mask to wear and will immediately be moved to a quarantine room that CMTC has pre-prepared. Participant will be asked to return home.
The camp staff will be handling check in to the hotel and that will begin at 5:00PM, Sunday, July 9th. They will be set up in the Indigo Hotel Business Center.
All participants will be served a hot catered lunch from various local eateries (e.g., Chick-fil-A, Chipotle, Canes, Panda Express, etc.). Saturday, students will be served pizza.
Residential students will be provided an order form each evening for their breakfast option for the next day (alternating days of McDonalds and Taco Cabana). They will be distributed their breakfast before leaving for the law school. Dinner will be served by the hotel.
We will strive to accommodate food allergies, but we cannot guarantee such accommodations for every meal, especially those served by hotel.
On Saturday and Sunday the camp will take place entirely at the Courthouse. Saturday, commuters need to be dropped off at 8:30 AM and picked up at 6:00 PM. Sunday, commuters need to be dropped off at 8:30 AM and picked up at 2:00 PM.
Residential students will be shuttled in the hotel van or Uber XL. A staff member will accompany the students to and fro.
Students are not required to bring any money, as there are no required costs beyond tuition and travel. However, many students will bring money to purchase discretionary items (occasional meals outside of what is provided, snacks, and supplies from hotel store, etc.) The appropriate amount of spending money varies for each student.
The camp will sell snacks and soft drinks at the school and will accept CashApp, Apple Pay and Zelle.
Students should plan to bring clothing appropriate for Texas weather in July. The majority of the activities will take place indoors. During the lectures and labs, students can wear jeans or (appropriate length) shorts and t-shirts/polos. Students may want to bring a sweater or hoodie because classrooms can sometimes get chilly. Saturday at the Dallas County Courthouse, we ask that the students dress in court attire. Sunday, we will return to a more casual attire.
Residential Campers should bring personal toiletries.
Mock Trial Supplies:
Parents and relatives are welcome to watch the mock trials Saturday and Sunday at the Dallas County Courthouse. Please let us know in advance if you intend to visit so we can alert the security at the Courthouse and also let you know what courtroom and floor your child’s trial is located. Please expect to go through the security protocol.
We highly recommend that students that own laptop or tablets bring them to camp. Students will be expected to construct and edit opening statements, direct and cross examinations and closing arguments. Every mock trial at the camp is done “paperlessly” on students' laptops. We strongly recommend that the computers be capable of connecting to the internet so the students can share their work with their team mates and lab leaders. We also recommend students familiarize themselves with the use of Google docs. We will be presenting an entire lesson on the organization of examination questions using Google docs.
After the final session of each day, the residential students will return to the hotel where dinner will be served by the hotel restaurant. Additionally, the meeting room will be available for students to work on their cases or socialize. Camp staff will supervise.
The daily schedule for the participants is pretty full. This is a working camp. The daily schedule will vary according to the division and lab of the student. The instructors of the labs set different paces based on the session, age, and experience level of their students, but a sample day might look like this:
During the first two days there is some variance in the schedule because the camp has some group lectures which may combine divisions. During some days, instructors might heavily emphasize trial theme and strategy development. On other days, lab instructors will have students perform and less time will be devoted to writing. Breaks are often built in when the group needs it.