The Mock Trial Club offers the chance to practice public speaking and trial advocacy skills in a real courtroom environment. The CGA Mock Trial Team competes against other regional colleges in trial tournaments throughout the year, travelling off-campus at once during the season for a weekend tournament. Participants play roles as defense and plaintiffs’ attorneys, and act as witnesses during trials. Cadets from any year group may participate, and are coached by the Humanities Department Law Section staff, who have over 25 years of combined litigation and legal experience.
The Mock Trial Team also hosts its own tournament, “The Guardian Invitational,” each fall. Colleges and military academies nation-wide participate in this event.
Anyone interested in becoming an attorney, or simply improving their debating or public speaking skills, is encouraged to join the CGA Mock Trial Team.