About Our Program
At Loyola, we strive for excellence. Not only excellence in Mock Trial - but excellence in all aspects of our students' lives. If our members do not leave the program better people than when they began, we have not done our job. Since the very beginning of our program, Coach Mike Walsh has instilled an ethic that is passed down from team to team, ensuring that the tradition of excellence continues. Under this mantra, Loyola has grown into a perennial national contender.
Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870 and become one of the largest Jesuit universities in the country. LUC offers its students more than 100 majors and six campuses at which to study, including Rome, Beijing, and Ho Chi Minh City. The main campus is nestled along the shore of Lake Michigan in the northernmost neighborhood of Chicago, proving that life truly is cooler by the lake. Loyola boasts many successful student programs, including its Mock Trial and Moot Court teams.
Loyola Mock Trial
7 National Championship Appearances
21 First Round Nationals Appearances
2 Regional Championships
15 Invitational Championships
A Brief History
2002: Program founded by Mike Walsh and Sarah Wake
2003: First Regional Tournament
2006: First National Championship Appearance
2007: First Tournament Championship
2008: First Regional Championship
2008: First National Championship Top-Ten Finish
2012: First Two-Team National Championship