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Jonathan Perkins Invited to Judge Yale Law School Mock Trial

The Yale Law School Thomas Swan Barristers’ Union holds an annual mock trial for students to learn trial advocacy skills. This year, Jonathan Perkins has been asked to judge this prestigious competition.

The competition takes place in March and offers students the chance to sharpen their skills in a simulated trial setting. Participation is open to all Yale Law School students and requires they prepare witnesses, write pre-trial motions, opening statements, direct and cross examinations and give closing arguments.

The winners of the mock trial will proceed to the National Trial Competition, where Yale’s competitors will face intramural mock trial participants from across the nation.

Yale Law School is known for its rich history and academic standards of excellence and is consistently ranked as one of the country’s top law schools. U.S. News’ recent list of 2014’s Best Law Schools names Yale as number one with a 2012 acceptance rate of only 8.3%.

As a judge in the competition, Jonathan Perkins will have the opportunity to help some of the legal industry’s future stars hone their trial skills and experience the excitement of bringing a case to life in the courtroom.