College of Liberal Arts
Beyond the Classroom
The Pre-Law Society
The Pre-Law Society (PLS) is a student organization devoted to assisting students who plan to attend law school.
Last year, the PLS sponsored the following events:
A panel discussion by law school admissions officers
A series of law-related movies, followed by discussion by faculty experts
A field trip to Dickinson Law School
The Children and the Law panel discussion
A guest lecture on immigration law by Dickinson law professor Victor Romero
Book discussion groups
An evening talk by Mount alums currently in law school
The Mount Mock Trial Team
Mock trial is a college team that plays out the roles in a hypothetical case. The cases are provided by the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) so that all college teams around the country are using the same materials. During competition, students play the roles of witnesses and attorneys for both the plaintiff/prosecution and for the defense.
Involvement on the Mount Mock Trial Team can help you practice your public-speaking and performing skills, learn to think on your feet, learn rules of evidence and courtroom procedures, and develop analytical thinking skills, all in a fun atmosphere!