WHAT IS WITNESS EXAMINATION?
Junior Witness Examination is all of the excitement and thrills of Senior Witness Examination but without the threat of coming up against a Witness Examination veteran in your first round. This competition aims to facilitate the development of advocacy, oratory, and argumentative skills.
Competing in Junior Witness Examination is also an excellent way to gain the confidence and experience required to enter many Senior Competitions in the later years of your degree. Many Junior Witness Examination winners go on to becoming champions in the Senior Witness Examination arena. The competition mirrors a part of a real trial, with counsel providing opening and closing statements, as well as examining and cross-examining witnesses. The competition is comparable to the high school mock trials competition and acts as a stepping-stone into the senior competitions.
Preparation is the key to succeeding at this competition, along with a well thought out case theory. Preparation allows you to perform at your best; giving you confidence and making the most of your skills. The nature of the competition focuses on oral skills and the ability to think on your feet.
Any MSLS Member who is in their first year of study may enter Junior Witness Examination.