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For high school competitors in debate or mock trial who want to hone their skills and get a taste of what college-level competition looks like.


Sunday, July 25 – Saturday, July 31. Parents and teachers are invited to the awards luncheon following the final round Saturday, July 31, 2021. 


Get immersed in six days of instruction and competition, all for $695 per camper ($250 refundable deposit due no later than June 1, 2021; balance due on arrival)

Veteran trial attorneys will instruct, but our campers will learn-by-doing, utilizing a tournament-tested six-player case packet. The students will stand and speak, see themselves on video replay, and work collaboratively as a team. Campers will play both attorney and witness roles, and alternate between plaintiff and defense.

Any novices will be paired with experienced teammates for the camp tournament. A KSU Collegiate Camp Counselor will be assigned to each team, with real licensed lawyers judging, coaching and demonstrating.

The K-State Mock Trial Summer Camp will conclude with a multi-round camp tournament. All campers will compete in business attire in a final round in the Riley County, KS Courthouse, Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. (parents and teachers welcome).

An awards luncheon at noon on July 31 will conclude the camp, featuring keynote speaker and KSU Pre-Law Alum Chrysta Castaneda, J.D., trial lawyer and author of The Last Trial of T. Boone Pickens.

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Tracy N. Turner, J.D.

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Safety First: All camp activities will be conducted in-person if COVID vaccinated by July 26, 2021.  Proof of vaccination and parental written consent required and masks and social distancing still envisioned for all indoor activities.

Housing & Dining: KSU Wefald Hall Dormitory will house and feed the campers under the current health and safety protocols at KSU. See https://housing.k-state.edu/covid19.

Chaperoned at All Times: KSU Collegiate Camp Counselors (background-checked as KSU student workers) will take all meals with their team and stay in nearby dorm rooms.

I'm interested. Please send me more information on the Mock Trial Summer Camp


For More Information:

Tracy Turner, J.D.
c/o/ Office of Pre-Law Advising
215 Fairchild Hall
1601 Vattier
Manahatta, KS 66506-1103