mock trial

mock trial
A simulated trial-level proceeding conducted by students to understand trial rules and processes. Usually tried before a mock jury, these proceedings are different from moot court proceedings, which simulate appellate arguments.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


mock trial
A simulated trial-level proceeding conducted by students to understand trial rules and processes. Usually tried before a mock jury, these proceedings are different from moot court proceedings, which simulate appellate arguments.

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