Rebel-Trojan All-In Mock Trial Tournament


Volunteers needed!

The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs and the University of Southern California are collaborating to host the 2019 UNLV-USC Rebel Trojan All-In Mock Trial Tournament on Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, 27, 2019. Approximately 192 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 26, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
• Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
• Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
• Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Events will be held Saturday and Sunday on-campus at UNLV William H. Boyd School of Law and Greenspun College of Urban Affairs. Parking is free. Both days will be catered with hot food and a selection of beverages.

Who they need:

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). The event organizers welcome practitioners and judges with civil and/or criminal experience. They need to fill approximately 192 judging slots.

How to sign up:

To register to judge this competition, please follow this link:

Registered volunteers 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 hosted at UNLV. Students from colleges and universities around the nation compete against each other at the Rebel Trojan by presenting either the plaintiff or defense side of a mock case. Each side will present an opening statement, direct & cross examination of 3 plaintiff 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 MTS, Inc. v. Danny Kosack. Here’s a teaser:

On June 29, 2017, Defendant Danny Kosack was scheduled to appear on plaintiff Midlands Television Studios’ (“MTS”) highly-rated show ‘Midlands After Dark’ hosted by star, Alex Grace — with Elias, Kosack’s chimpanzee. However, a rehearsal before the show went terribly wrong when Elias attacked the people in the room. Plaintiff’s writer, Chris Villafana, was killed during the attack, and plaintiff and defendant have sued each other for negligence.

Was the attack defendant Kosack’s fault? Or, plaintiff MTS’ fault? Or, a combination of both — with a bit of nature sprinkled here and there? A jury will decide.


2019-01-27 08:30:002019-01-28 17:00:00America/Los_AngelesRebel-Trojan All-In Mock Trial TournamentWilliam S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV, South Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV, USA
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