Spotlight on Clubs: Law Society (NYC)
Meet the group that forms Pace's nationally-ranked Mock Trial Team.
Law Society on the NYC Campus exemplifies the spirit of pre-law students at Pace. The group forms Pace’s Mock Trial Team that participates in the annual American Mock Trial Association's regional tournament. At this tournament, Pace's Mock Trial Team competes against some of the most elite schools in the nation. For the first time ever, the team advanced from the tournament to the Opening Round Championship Series that took place in mid-March. There, they won two ballots, which placed them in the top one third of the country, making them nationally ranked.
Learn more about how the Law Society "family" achieves success both inside and outside the mock courtroom in this Q&A!
Meeting times: Thursdays during Common Hour; Fridays from 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.; and Saturdays from 2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Unofficial club motto: Confidence breeds dominance.
Law Society in a few words: Family, driven, entertaining, and light-hearted.
Q: What is a typical day for Law Society?
A: We work with our cases and we practice, but we are like a family so we talk about everything. We spend a lot of time together and we often end up getting lunch or dinner after our meetings.
Q: What is something unique about Law Society?
A: We are the first nationally ranked Mock Trial Team for Pace University. We are also a really diverse group with all different ages, and we are really joined together as a family. We are all accepting of everybody and it is really fun.
Q: What is the best part about being involved in Law Society?
A: Being involved with such a wonderful group of people! It is hard to go in front of professionals and judges and lawyers because many of us aspire to be one of them, and it is very intimidating. But with other members as a backbone and wings, we take care of one another. There were a lot of times where some of us were sick and we had to pull it together and go to court the next morning. We are all brothers and sisters.
Q: What are Law Society’s goals?
A: Our season is over for the year, but we are working for next year. Our goal next year is to try to go to nationals.
Q: How can people get involved?
A: We are going to start recruiting for next year because we have a lot of open spots next year because many of our seniors are leaving. We will be at the SDACA Activities Fair next year and we are also very communicative on OrgSync, so if anyone is interested, they are welcome to reach out there for more information. We will have flyers, do several interest meetings, and stop by law classes to spread the word.
Q: What is one of your organization’s greatest accomplishments this year?
A: We had two members win witness awards and they only give out a certain amount. Also qualifying for the Open Round Championships and getting nationally ranked were amazing.
Q: Do you have any events coming up?
A: As part of Law Society, we are hosting a day to take a practice LSAT, so if anyone is interested in taking a practice LSAT exam, they can go on OrgSync and sign up.
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