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Mock Trial Team

About the Team

The Ohio University Mock Trial Team is an educational and experiential program that provides students with the opportunity to engage in simulated courtroom litigation.

The team learns the components of a trial, applicable law, rules of evidence, and courtroom procedure and then competes against other universities from across the United States.

How to Participate

The team holds tryouts early in Fall Semester. For more information, contact Larry Hayman.

Megan Taylor and Leighton Heiner, with their awards in 2022

Benefits of Mock Trial Team Participation

Public Speaking Skills | Critical Thinking Skills | Learning Rules of Evidence | Courtroom Experience | Having Fun and Meeting Lifelong Friends!

Larry Hayman, portrait

Coach Larry Hayman, Esq.

Larry Hayman, Esq. is Assistant Director of the Center for Law, Justice & Culture and and Pre-Law Advisor for OHIO's Center for Advising, Career and Experiential Learning. He teaches and advises students interested in law.

Prior to joining Ohio University, he was Managing Attorney at The Law Firm of Hayman & Kelley, and later, Hayman Law, LLC in Columbus, Ohio, where he focused his practice on election law and education law matters. He has held leadership positions in the Columbus Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Midwest Association of Pre-Law Advisors and in 2018, was selected to become an Ohio State Bar Foundation Fellow. He is licensed to practice law before all state courts and agencies in the state of Ohio as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. 

He is an OHIO alumnus and the founding coach of the Ohio University Mock Trial Team, coaching since 2015.

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The Ohio University Mock Trial Team is a student organization designed to assist those interested in law and the legal system pursue their education outside of the classroom with hands-on experience. Through competition, practice, meetings, and lectures, members will grow to better prepare them for their professional careers.

Mock Trial Latest News

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Saturday, November 26
Ohio University's two mock trial teams hit the accelerator at the Indy Mock Hundred in Indianapolis on Nov. 12 and 13, with Casey Patterson earning an outstanding witness award.
Monday, October 31
Ohio University's Mock Trial Team members dressed up this Halloween weekend and showed up in court, but they looked more like the cast of "Suits" than "Men in Black."
Thursday, September 29
The Ohio University Mock Trial Team selected 20 students, including nine first-year students, for two teams for the 2022-23 academic year.