Baylor to Host Regional Mock Trial Contest Feb 21-23Feb. 18, 1997
by Alan Hunt
WACO, Texas -- Students from law schools over a three-state area will compete in the Texas Young Lawyers Association's annual Regional Mock Trial Competition to be held at Baylor University School of Law Friday through Sunday, Feb. 21-23.
The competition is jointly sponsored by American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Bar Association, the International Defense Lawyer's Association and the Texas Young Lawyers Association. Baylor Law School will host the contest among 24 teams from 12 schools in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.
The students will compete in three preliminary rounds Friday morning, Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. The top eight teams will advance to the quarter final round scheduled for Saturday afternoon. The top four teams from that contest will compete in the semi-final round on Sunday morning, and the two winners will advance to the final round on Sunday afternoon.
Those two teams also will qualify for the national tournament of the Mock Trial Competition to be held in Houston in early April.
Baylor Law School will be represented by two teams in the contest and more than 200 other Baylor law students will participate by playing the roles of witnesses (four per trial) and bailiffs. Approximately 150 attorneys from around the state will judge the rounds.
For more information about the mock trial contest call Leah W. Jackson, associate dean of Baylor Law School at (817) 755-1911, Professor Gerald Powell at (817) 755-3611 or Alfred Mackenzie of the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association at (817) 776-3336.