Mock Trial Strategies

Five Minute Impromptu Topics

Are attorneys are good for the environment (agree or disagree)?

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Give a Eulogy for your own funeral.


All Politicians have a public and private position (agree or disagree)

The early bird gets the worm.

What would you do if you were president?


Religion is the opiate of the masses (agree or disagree)

Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.

What do the things you are interested about say about your personality?


Is world peace possible?

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.

Has your life been influenced more by nature (genetics) or nurture (my environment)?


What can be done, if anything, about global warming?

Everything in moderation (can agree or disagree)

Is your glass half full or half empty?


Diversity is the art of thinking independently together.

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.

What music do you like best and why?


 Do you believe in free trade and a world without boundaries?  Why or why not? 

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

How has your position as first, second, third or only child effected who you are?


What do you think of the United States system of government?

Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you have it made.

What do you think it means to really know someone?


Happy nations have no history.

You can’t cross the bridge until you come to it.

Would you rather be called wise or compassionate? Why?


Should people’s right to bear arms be limited, and if so, how?

People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

Are you an introvert or extrovert, and why do you think this. Give examples.


Is there a solution to global terrorism, and if so, what is it?

A rolling stone gathers no moss.

Pick one hobby and tell us how you became interested in it and why you love it.


Under what circumstances, if any, should free speech be limited?

If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.

If you would live in any country in the world, where would it be and why?


Do you think aliens have visited the earth?  Why or why not?

Curiosity killed the cat

Describe a dream that was very significant to you and what it means.


What was the greatest invention in the history of the human race, and why?

Ignorance is bliss.

Talk about one of your heroes (dead or alive) and tell us why they are important to you?


Should money be kept out of politics, and if so, how?

Forbidden fruit is always the sweetest.

You believe in extra sensory perception? Why or why not?


Is the press in the United States neutral? Why or why not?

You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.

Do you make decisions based on logic or feeling? Which one do you think is better?

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