The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs and the University of Southern California are collaborating to host the 2023 UNLV-USC Rebel Trojan All-In Mock Trial Tournament on January 21st and 22nd (Sat. & Sun). Approximately 216 volunteers are needed to judge these trials. Students nationwide have worked hard on this case for this entire academic year preparing to show you their best! Please join them in an amazingly rewarding experience.
WHEN AND WHERE:
Volunteers are necessary for one, or more, of four specific time slots:
Saturday, January 21, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Saturday, January 21, 2023 from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, January 22, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Sunday, January 22, 2023 from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Feel free to sign up for one, two, three or all four of the time slots! Please follow this link to register: http://www.uscmocktrial.org/rebeltrojan/judges.php.
Trials will be held Saturday and Sunday at THE REGIONAL JUSTICE CENTER at 200 Lewis Avenue in Las Vegas. Parking is free. Both days will be catered with hot food and a selection of beverages.
WHO WE NEED:
EVERYONE IS WELCOME! However, we respectfully request that all tournament judges meet at least one of the following criteria: 1) be a member of any state’s bar, 2) possess a Juris Doctorate, or 3) have successfully completed an Evidence course at the law school level (all AMTA alumni welcome).
HOW TO SIGN UP:
Please follow this link: http://www.uscmocktrial.org/rebeltrojan/judges.php to register. You will receive a confirmation email with complete information, including parking, judging guidelines, and the case.
ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT:
The Rebel Trojan is the first AMTA format trial advocacy competition to come to Nevada. Appropriately, it is co-hosted by UNLV. Students from colleges and universities around the nation compete against each other at the Rebel Trojan by presenting either the Prosecution or Defense side of a mock case. Each side will present an Opening Statement, Direct & Cross Examination of 3 Prosecution witnesses and 3 Defense witnesses, and Closing Arguments.
THIS YEAR, the students will present either the Plaintiff or Defense side in the civil case of Felder v. KC Air, LLC. Here’s a teaser:
On July 4, 2021, attorney Morgan Felder joined pilot Reese Campbell for a flight over Basin Lake. After departing the Rapid River Valley Airfield, the aircraft deviated from its planned route and eventually crashed into the nearby Mount McIntosh. There were no survivors. Ari Felder—Morgan’s spouse—has brought a negligence suit against Koller Campbell Air LLC, the company that owned the aircraft.
Negligence is the claim. Whose fault is the crash? Will Ari Felder recover … anything?
*** We welcome practitioners and judges with civil and/or criminal experience.
For our participating students to compete effectively at national tournaments, and in the future provide excellent representation to clients, the benefit of your guidance is essential. We must fill approximately 216 (two hundred sixteen) judging slots. WE URGENTLY NEED YOUR HELP!
TO SIGN UP:
Simply follow this link: http://www.uscmocktrial.org/rebeltrojan/judges.php