The Undergraduate Mock Trial Association is committed to providing a unique educational experience for our members. By participating in Mock Trial, students not only learn about the legal system, but also gain experience in public speaking, rapid decision making, and adapting to new situations. Mock Trial teaches skills that are critical in the workplace. We are proud to offer membership in our program at no cost to students, allowing the next generation of attorneys, doctors, engineers, and business people to gain valuable experience, regardless of social or economic status. Our support comes in part from the University and our independent fundraising efforts, but to make ends meet we have always relied on the generosity of area businesses, law firms, and community members.There are a number of reasons to consider a donation to the University of Minnesota Mock Trial Association, namely:

  • Your donation will allow us to carry out the educational mission of our organization.
  • Your donation backs a winning program.
  • We are a 501(c)3 organization, so your donation is tax-deductible.

Sponsorship Levels:

Please read the descriptions for explanations of how we can use your donations.

Gold - $2500
Funds travel and registration for a national traveling tournament, giving the organization a chance to compete on a national scale and act as goodwill ambassadors for the University of Minnesota.

Silver - $1000
Allows 1 team to travel to a tournament in the Midwest region

Maroon - $500
Funds registration for one local tournament for the organization

White - $100
Provides visual aids and materials to our teams, allowing them to compete at their most professional look.

2016-2017 Season

The funding we received allowed us to travel to the following locations for competition:

  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence
  • St. Olaf College, Northfield
  • Loras College, Dubuque
  • Macalester College, St. Paul
  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Geneva, Illinois

We are thankful for the opportunities our donors have provided, and look forward to having these opportunities next year!

If you are interested in supporting the University of Minnesota Undergraduate Mock Trial Association, please feel free to contact us at mtrial@umn.edu with any questions. If you would like to make a donation, please contact us directly to make arrangements or mail your gift to the following address (please make checks payable to University of Minnesota Undergraduate Mock Trial Association): 

126 Coffman Memorial Union
Attn: Mock Trial Association 
300 Washington Ave SE 
Minneapolis, MN 55455