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Ohio University Mock Trial Team

Mock Trial team

Be the Defense, the Witness, or the Prosecution

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 U.S.

How to Participate

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



Fall, Spring

Academic Credit

No academic credit

Cost & Scholarship Availability

$100/year, funding support available


First-time competitors win awards

“It was so much fun to be a part of this team and work with both of my amazing attorneys! We worked very hard and put a lot of detail into my witnesses—and that work paid off. It was even more incredible to win a witness award at my first ever competition! I am so thankful to my entire team and so proud of our performances.” 

--said Megan Taylor, left, a second-year student, who with Leighton Heiner, right, a first-year student, was granted outstanding witness award at their very first competition.

Megan Taylor and Leighton Heiner win mock trial awards