Lawyers, law profs and law students—Mock Trial judges needed!

This November, the UMass Amherst Mock Trial team will host the Second Annual Thanksgiving Classic Invitational Tournament.  The team is currently looking for lawyers, law students (2d or 3d year preferred) and law profs to serve as judges for one or more trials.

Judges will assess the competitors’ overall performance—including argument skills, presentation, and articulation—and help to determine winners for each round.  Participants will be expected to serve as judges for a minimum of three hours (the equivalent of one round) and to attend a brief 30-minute judge orientation prior to their round. Judges do not need to have prior experience with mock trial cases or tournaments.


The competition takes place from Friday, November 18th through Sunday November 20th, 2011.  If you’re interested, please email team captain Adam Mailman at