Campus Life

University of West Florida Mock Trial Team hosts 2016 Argo Invitational

The University of West Florida Mock Trial Team hosted the fifth annual UWF Argo Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 16 and Sunday, Jan. 17. The event, which was held in the UWF Mock Trial Courtroom, is sponsored by Stetson University College of Law.

A total of 26 teams from 18 universities competed in the tournament this year. Local judges and attorneys judged the tournament.

The University of Alabama placed first in the competition, followed by the University of Florida and Stetson University in second and third place, respectively.

The UWF Mock Trial Team is a member of the American Mock Trial Association, a national organization that has sponsored mock trial competitions at the undergraduate level for more than 27 years. Formed in 2001, the UWF team has competed in regional and national competitions, earning numerous team and individual awards over the years.

The UWF Mock Trial Team is also a part of the College of Education and Professional Studies Emerge Program, which helps faculty design and utilize high impact practices to deepen student learning and engagement. By using a combination of techniques, high impact practices raise levels of performance, retention and success for all students.

For additional information about the UWF Mock Trial Team, contact Dr. Kimberly McCorkle, professor of legal studies and associate dean of the UWF College of Education and Professional Studies, at