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Mock Trial at Carthage

Students who are interested in a career in law, criminal justice, politics or debate can greatly benefit from taking Carthage’s Mock Trial course (Criminal Justice 3300). Students who participate in this course will become a member of the nationally-competitive Carthage Mock Trial Team and will represent Carthage in the annual American Mock Trial Association Tournament. Students may receive 1-4 course credit hours in Criminal Justice, Management, or Political Science as a part of their general electives.
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Phi Alpha Delta

Phi Alpha Delta is the world’s largest law fraternity. While many law students join PAD during their time in law school, pre-law membership of PAD is available while you are an undergraduate. Carthage is one of only three undergraduate colleges in Wisconsin to have a Phi Alpha Delta pre-law chapter.

Chapter activities include providing an opportunity for students preparing to enter the legal profession to meet and share information, organizing the annual lawyer’s forum, engaging in charitable activity, and participating in field trips and other events.

The fundamental objective of PAD’s pre-law program is to help undergraduate students make an informed choice when selecting law as a career, deciding which law school to attend, and in preparing for the rigors of law school. Phi Alpha Delta remains the only law fraternity and the only national legal organization of any kind with a national pre-law program committed to meeting the needs of undergraduate students interested in the law.

For information about the Carthage Phi Alpha Delta pre-law chapter, or its meetings and activities, contact Professor Michael Phegley, PAD faculty advisor. The national Phi Alpha Delta website may be found at