The USC Mock Trial Team — composed of mostly USC College undergrads — ranks among the nation’s best. Civil rights attorney Olu Orange founded and runs the program.
MiRi Song is Top-Choice for the 2009 Samuel S. Leibowitz Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
USC Mock Trial Team members have joined the fight to end "zero tolerance" policies that result in children being "pushed out" of school.
March 22, 2009, with a record of 5-3, the USC Mock Trial Team tied for sixth place at the Opening Round Championship Series tournament in Irvine, California.
POSC 398, the academic course component for the USC Mock Trial Team, has been changed!!!
Four days and eight rounds of regional competition spread across two cities produced the maximum number of national tournament bids that can be earned by any school for the USC Mock Trial Team.
On February 4, 2009, the Los Angeles City Council approved a $13 million settlement for victims of police brutality suffered during the so-called "May Day Melee of 2007." During the Summer of 2007, USC Mock Trial Team members performed client intake for the civil rights class action case brought on the victims' behalf.
Team members Aaron Macris and Casey Wong capped-off the final invitational tournament by earning individual awards at UCLA.
On November 21, 2008, the USC Mock Trial Team participated in Public Counsel’s General Relief Advocacy Project (GRAP), also referred to as a Homelessness Prevention Law Project. Since 2001, participating USCMT team members have been trained to assist individuals fighting to keep food, shelter and General Relief benefits in hearings and other processes in the Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) offices.
On November 9, 2008, the USC Mock Trial Team opened its season by placing three teams in the top ten at the Great Sonoran Showdown in Arizona, hosted by the University of Arizona. In addition to the Team's outstanding placement, multiple individuals were recognized for their performances.
Team to advance to national competition in Florida in April