Mock Trial Team
University Mock Trial Team competes annually in two events. The
first event takes place during the first semester and serves as a
practice tournament. The second event is the regional tournament
that occurs in February. Butler students have won both Outstanding
Attorney and Witness Awards at this tournament.
Mock Trial Team is composed of a group of eight students that
work hand-in-hand with local attorneys that specialize in both
criminal and civil litigation. The group is given a case that they
spend several months learning and preparing for competition. The
students also take a great deal of time to learn proper courtroom
procedure, including entering evidence, examining witnesses, and
This organization gives students a glimpse of what it might be
like to have a career as a courtroom lawyer. It also helps to
develop skills such as critical thinking and logic.