Mock Trial and Mediation Teams: Lewis University
Develop essential skills and expand your network.
The more experiences you have as an undergraduate here at Lewis University, the better prepared you will be to thrive in whatever legal environment you end up in. That’s why we offer a number of different pre-law programs in order to help you develop these critical skills.
Lewis Student Cassandra Myers argues her case during a regional tournament at the Will County Courthouse.
Mock Trial Team
Lewis University’s Mock Trial Team offers essential learning for those entering the field of law and is one of the strongest programs in the entire nation – competing nationally and placing in the top 10 regionally over the last six consecutive years. Coached by some of our top law professors, Lewis University Mock Trial Team members take on roles as witnesses, attorneys and more, to examine legal cases in a simulated courtroom. You will develop better communication skills, presentation abilities, logic and confidence in this fun and competitive environment.
In fact, many of our Mock Trial Team students have gone on to win scholarships to The John Marshall Law School
because of the success they’ve accomplished in national and international competitions.
At the 2010 Regional Undergraduate Diversity Mock Trial, the Lewis University Mock Trial team earned $34,500 in scholarships to The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Plus, at the 2010 National Undergraduate Tournament, Lewis students earned an additional $21,000.
The Pre-Law Club provides students with great networking and educational opportunities, including law school visits and presentations, participation in various legal activities and learning about the career field straight from the legal professionals within it. Plus, the Pre-Law Club works closely with LSAT testing agencies, sponsoring practice LSAT examinations and tutorials to prepare you for law school.
A critical part of the Pre-Law Program, the Pre-Law Club is open to all members of the Lewis community interested in the legal field.
Lewis Student Summer Hallaj wins Outstanding Attorney Award and scholarship from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
Gain a strong foundation in one of the fastest growing legal professions. Lewis University’s Mediation Team is the newest of Lewis’ academic teams, but already making a big name for themselves. In fact, our Mediation Team won the very first invitational championship we entered. Mediation Team competitions consist of acting out three roles: Mediator, Attorney/Advocate and Client, a simulated practicum in real-world mediation, which will aid you in whatever career path you end up in.
In fact, after only three years in existence, the Lewis University Mediation Team is already ranked 8th in the nation in Attorney Advocacy and 11th in the nation in Mediation.
Contact Dr. James Houlihan at (815) 836-5313 or at email@example.com to learn more about any of our Academic Teams.