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Columbia Mock Trial


Founded in 1998, Columbia University Mock Trial has since developed into one of the top programs in the nation, consistently ranked among the top ten competitive mock trial teams and is a perennial contender for the National Championship. 

In 2017, we finished 3rd at the National Championship Tournament and received 3 individual All-American Awards. This followed a 2nd place finish at the 2016 National Championship Tournament. We also won the Downtown Invitational, and received several individual Outstanding Witness and Attorney awards. In 2018, we continued our tradition of competitive excellence. We are looking forward to even more success in our 2018-2019 season!

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Columbia Mock Trial


Founded in 1998, Columbia University Mock Trial has since developed into one of the top programs in the nation, consistently ranked among the top ten competitive mock trial teams and is a perennial contender for the National Championship. 

In 2017, we finished 3rd at the National Championship Tournament and received 3 individual All-American Awards. This followed a 2nd place finish at the 2016 National Championship Tournament. We also won the Downtown Invitational, and received several individual Outstanding Witness and Attorney awards. In 2018, we continued our tradition of competitive excellence. We are looking forward to even more success in our 2018-2019 season!

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What we do.

Mock Trial is a competitive activity in which teams simulate a real trial. Columbia Mock Trial fields two competitive teams that travel to tournaments across the country. Each team works with the coaches to form case strategy, learn the Federal Rules of Evidence, prepare examinations, and develop witness characters.


Skills you'll hone include:

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ADVOCACY

Develop commanding cross examinations, profound direct examinations, and killer, on-the-fly objection arguments.

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PERSUASION

Weave powerful, moving, and effective opening and closing statements to win over practicing attorneys and judges. Envision and portray believable, entertaining, and credible character witnesses.

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PRESENTATION

Blow away judges and opponents, throw off your opponents' cross examination attorneys, and score huge points as a witness.

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Who we are.


The Columbia University Mock Trial Program is a team of competitive students, experienced coaches, and successful alumni. As the single most successful team on Columbia's campus, Columbia Mock Trial consistently competes in high-level tournaments around the country, most notably placing 3rd at the National Championship Tournament in Los Angeles, California in 2017. Columbia Mock Trial is respected throughout the Mock Trial community as a highly competitive and successful program.

Who we are.


The Columbia University Mock Trial Program is a team of competitive students, experienced coaches, and successful alumni. As the single most successful team on Columbia's campus, Columbia Mock Trial consistently competes in high-level tournaments around the country, most notably placing 3rd at the National Championship Tournament in Los Angeles, California in 2017. Columbia Mock Trial is respected throughout the Mock Trial community as a highly competitive and successful program.

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Thank you, Mia!


Thank you, Mia!


After 14 years at the helm of our program, Head Coach Mia Eisner-Grynberg is stepping down to spend more time with her family. We thank Mia from the bottom of our hearts for her incredible service to our program, and for the spirit of competitive excellence that she instilled during her tenure as Head Coach of Columbia Mock Trial. Mia will continue to serve our program as Head Coach Emerita, with Buck Vines becoming Head Coach. Mia will still help organize CUBAIT, Columbia Mock Trial's premier fall invitational tournament hosted in conjunction with Columbia Law School. Please enjoy the slideshow showcasing Mia's time as a competitor and coach of collegiate Mock Trial!