Mock Trial is an academic competition in which students learn the principles of trial advocacy and then apply those principles as they try a fictitious case. The mock trial team includes three student lawyers and three student witnesses. During a mock trial, two teams (one portraying the plaintiff and one portraying the defense) compete in front of a panel of judges called jurors. During the competition, students present opening statements, examine witnesses, portray witnesses, object to improper testimony, and make closing arguments. Teams are scored on a number of different criteria, and awarded points based on their performance. Each round of competition results in a verdict of guilty or not guilty. Goodpasture's mock trial team competes at the district level in Davidson County with the hopes of advacning to the state level.