Welcome to Stanford Mock Trial!

Stanford Mock Trial is a student-run organization that simulates realistic trials by presenting either a civil or criminal case each year. We compete against other universities across the nation at a series of highly competitive tournaments. Read more about College Mock Trial and our team on the About Page.

Our teams compete at a very high level consistently qualifying for the National Championship Tournament and bringing home awards for outstanding individual performances. Check out our past performance results on the Results Page.

Join Mock Trial

We will be holding tryouts in the fall. For more info, check out our table at the Activities Fair in September, or email us at stanforduniversitymocktrial@gmail.com.


Stanford Mock Trial competes at a number of highly competitive tournaments. We hope to send our program to the National Championship Tournament in Orlando this year! For more info on past tournaments, check out the Results Page.

This year we are excited to announce that we will be hosting the first annual Stanford University Mock Trial Invitational (SUMTI) the weekend of January 25th, 2014. For more details, look at our Tournament page.

Support Mock Trial

As a student-run organization, we are grateful for the support of a number of dedicated law students who volunteer their time and energy to help our program. Our coaches, James Barton (2L at Stanford), Shilpa Balaji, Danny Cassman, Jordan Dickson, and Eric Dunn (1L at Stanford) give countless hours of work and their passon, energy, and expertise to our program. If you are a law student or attorney in the area who might be interested in assisting our team, please contact us.

Recent changes in University funding policies have made it difficult for the Mock Trial team to get funding. We appreciate donations of any amount that will help us to ensure that financial status is not a barrier to participation in this program. Please contact us if you or your organization might be willing to donate.

Thank you to our supporters

These organizations and individuals have helped Stanford Mock Trial to continue to exist and compete:

  • Student Activities and Leadership Office
  • Provost John Etchemendy
  • Vice Provost Harry Elam