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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–12 top ten finishers at nationals, the 2004 national Runner-Up, 7 regional titles, 3 super-regional titles, and over 220 individual awards including 11 All-American awards.

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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–12 top ten finishers at nationals, the 2004 national Runner-Up, 7 regional titles, 3 super-regional titles, and over 220 individual awards including 11 All-American awards.

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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.

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Who we are.


The Columbia University Mock Trial Program is a team of competitive students, experienced coaches, and successful alumni.

THE TEAM

Raney Shattuck '16 
PRESIDENT

The president acts as tournament director for CUBAIT and leads the executive board. Raney is a senior majoring in Political Science and American Studies. This will be her fourth year competing on the collegiate level, and her seventh year of mock trial. She looks forward to another amazing season on the best mock trial team in the country!

THE COACHES

MIA EISNER-GRYNBERG
HEAD COACH

The Head Coach coordinates a coaching staff made up of practicing attorneys, former competitors, and law students who train, practice, and travel with our team throughout the competition season. Mia has been a coach at Columbia for more than a decade. Before that, she was a competitor on the Washington University mock trial team. 

THE ALUMNI

Alexandra Valdez '15
LAW SCHOOL LIAison

During her time on Columbia mock, Alex competed for 4 years and served as president for 2 years. Columbia University Mock Trial is lucky to have an amazing and supportive network of alumni. Their generous time spent with the program is integral to the success of our team, passing their skills and wisdom from one generation to the next. 

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