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About Central Michigan University Mock Trial 

The Mock Trial Association at Central Michigan University is dedicated to enhancing the legal knowledge of courtroom practices and procedures through preparation and competition in the American Mock Trial Association intercollegiate competition. The Mock Trial Association works towards the advancement of student engagement in the legal process and fosters the development of both public speaking and critical thinking skills. Participating in mock trial helps prepare students for law school and provides students with a significant competitive advantage on their law school applications! Join today! 

Central’s Mock Trial Legacy 

Since our inaugural team formed in 2016, the Mock Trial Association has greatly expanded its membership and has become a competitive, award-winning mock trial team! We compete regularly against universities located in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, and Pennsylvania, and at the bigger competitions, against universities from all over the United States. 


Mock Trial Association partners with the Department of Political Science and Public Administration to further educate students about the law and trial procedures. Pre-law students should consider taking PSC 360 – Trial Advocacy in conjunction with participating in Mock Trial Association. This course compliments the Mock Trial Association material, allows detailed instruction and practice of critical trial skills, and furthers enhance the pursuit of education in law. 


  • Learn to develop persuasive arguments 

  • Develop public speaking skills 

  • Develop the ability to think on your feet 

  • Learn trial procedure 

  • Learn how to respond to objections in court and to argue the law to judges 

  • Create case theories 

  • Gain courtroom experience 

  • Prepare for law school 

  • Boost your law school applications and increase your chances of acceptance onto highly competitive trial advocacy programs in law school 


The Mock Trial Team would love to add you to the team! If you have any questions or would like to be added to our email list for meeting notices, event notices, and other important information, please contact us via email at Additionally, you can contact our faculty advisor and coach, Kyla Stepp, at the email address below. 

Faculty Advisor 

​Dr. Kyla Stepp, Anspach 238,​, (989) 774-3259.