The Cornell College Mock Trial seeks to recruit Iowa Law students as judges for the college mock trial opening round tournament March 6-8 at the Kirkwood Hotel & Convention Center in Cedar Rapids. The top teams from this tournament will advance to the National Championship Tournament.

For each round 3 judges are needed per room of competitors. Times for rounds are as follows:

  • Round 1: Friday, March 6th at 6:00 PM
  • Round 2: Saturday, March 7th at 9:00 AM
  • Round 3: Saturday, March 7th at 2:00 PM
  • Round 4: Sunday, March 8th at 9:00 AM

All rounds will take place at the Kirkwood Hotel and Convention Center, and volunteers will be provided with complimentary snacks, beverages, and meals. A judges orientation will take place prior to each round to inform judges of what and how to evaluate the teams. Each round consists of a three-judge panel and takes approximately 2 ½ to 3 hours.You do not need to read any materials or prepare to judge in any way, just come as you are on the day of the competition. If you are able to judge, or if you have questions, please contact Mimi Vukelichat at