Annual Street Law Mock Trial Tournament and 40th Anniversary of D.C. Street Law Clinic

April 2, 2012 —

WHAT

Annual Street Law Mock Trial Tournament and 40th Anniversary of D.C. Street Law Clinic

WHEN

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

WHERE

The first round on Wednesday, April 18 and the second round on Saturday, April 21 will be held at

D.C. Superior Court
Moultrie Courthouse
500 Indiana Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

The championship round on Saturday, April 21 will be held at

Georgetown University Law Center
Hart Auditorium – McDonough Hall
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

WHO

D.C. students from public senior high schools and public charter high schools

NOTE

The D.C. Street Law Clinic celebrates its 40 anniversary in 2012. It is one of 14 courses offered as part of Georgetown Law's clinical legal education program. 

Each year, the clinic culminates with a mock trial tournament, pitting teams of students from D.C. high schools against each other as lawyers and witnesses in a complex hypothetical mock trial.  Coached by attorneys from the Department of Justice and private law firms, as well as law student instructors, the students prepare for the trial over a six-week period.  D.C. Superior Court judges, local attorneys and law students serve as tournament judges.

The first and second rounds of the competition will be held at D.C. Superior Court on Wednesday, April 18 and Saturday, April 21. This year, approximately 250 students in 24 teams from 11 D.C. public senior high schools and public charter high schools will participate in 12 simultaneous trials during each of the preliminary rounds.  The mock trial championship between the highest scoring plaintiff and defense teams will take place at Georgetown Law on Saturday, April 21. It will be followed by a 40th anniversary celebration dinner at the Law Center.