If you have questions about our Seminar Program, please refer below to our Frequently Asked Questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Angela R. Mathew Harvard Mock Trial Seminar Program?

The Seminar Program is a two-day training program designed to teach both beginners and seasoned competitors the secrets to our success. For the past 13 years, our National Champion All-American Attorneys and Witnesses have shared the Harvard “tricks of the trade” with thousands of high school students from all over the country. In our two-part program, students rotate between interactive lectures and smaller breakout sessions. Our lecturers teach the fundamental skills of mock trial and our breakout leaders help students apply those skills in preparation for a collegiate-level scrimmage. In both settings, we work directly with students to teach them the same techniques that our witnesses and attorneys employ to win perfect 10s on judges’ ballots.

Who is Angela R. Mathew?

Though 2018 is the 13th year of the Seminar Program, it is the fifth dedicated to Angela R. Mathew ’15. Angela was a neurobiology student from New Mexico, a former Seminar Director, and a dear friend. On February 10, 2014, after earning the distinction of All-Region Witness and pushing Harvard to a first place finish, Angela died in a car accident as our team returned to campus. Angela was 20 years old. We remember Angela at these seminars and will continue to do so for as long as they run, not only because of her contributions to HMTA but because we can all learn from her vibrant personality, her unbelievable intellect, and her profound kindness.

What can I expect during a Seminar Weekend?

Yes! Users can add video from YouTube or Vimeo with ease:

  1. Enter App Settings
  2. Click the "Manage Questions" button
  3. Click on the question you would like to attach a video to
  4. When editing your answer, click on the video icon and then paste the YouTube or Vimeo video URL
  5. That's it! A thumbnail of your video will appear in answer text box

I am a novice in mock trial. Can I still attend the Seminar?

The FAQ title can be adjusted in the settings tab of the App Settings. You can also remove the title by unchecking its checkbox in the settings tab.

What will the 2020 Virtual Seminars look like?

The program will take place over 2 weekends, unlike our usual 1 weekend program. Additionally, we are only offering one program this year. It will take place on November 7th, 8th, 21st, and 22nd. You can refer to our Registration Guide on the Seminar page for more details.