What is the Academy?

The Providence Academy is the perfect balance of education, challenge and excitement.  It is a summer program dedicated to developing the best mock trial talent.  Students meet on the campus of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and spend their time, with their trial team, preparing a murder case for mock trial presentation.

The Academy case presents not only challenging factual analysis and crime solving issues, but also presents the students with ethical scenarios as well.  In addition to working on their trial case, throughout the Academy students take part in a variety of leadership and teambuilding challenges

3 Reasons to Come: 

1. Students attending the Academy are taught by an experienced law school faculty member and seasoned trial attorney who has twenty (20) years' experience in the practice of law.

2. Academy Students receive individual mentoring from current law school students who are accomplished in their ownright in mock trial at both the law school and national mock trial levels

3. The Academy attracts students who want to be “The Best of The Best'.  Students attending the Academy are challenged by, and for, each other to take their skills to the next level.

What to Expect: 

The Academy experience is completed by those involved.  Astudent you can expect to:


Engage your critical thinking skills and creativity when you prepare and present your and your team’s side of a challenging murder case, from start to finish

Get to know students who share your passion for mock trial

 Learn skills and help your team meet championship status 

Take part in challenging activities, developing leadership and teamwork

Learn and practice skills that will serve you well as you continue in your education

Officially become one of “The Best of the Best"


Dates & Details: 



The 2014 Academy will be held Monday, July 14, through Saturday, July 19, 2014, on the campus of the University of Denver and its law school, the Sturm College of Law, in Denver, Colorado.

√ Students meet for six days from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.

Tuition and costs for the Academy are $600. This includes tuition, instructional materials, law school mentors, etc.  (Travel costs to and from the program site is not included.)

√ Team Discount - register a four-member team for only $1,800 (one member FREE!).

√ Students provide their own lunch and arrange their own overnight accommodations, if needed.


What's Next? 



If you are interested in becoming one of “The Best”, we want to hear from you!  

√ Send an email to joliver@provlaw.org with your name, telephone number, and high school.  If registering as a team, include the other team member names.

√You will receive an email back with the registration access code.  

√  You will then have two (2) weeks to complete the online registration and submit a deposit of $125

The balance of your registration fee will be due by July 10.