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EXPAND NEED BASED AID.

We awarded nearly $20,000 in need-based aid in 2019 to help reduce economic barriers to participation in mock trial.

OFFER NEW EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES.

We plan to host more webinars and develop further instructional videos, on topics like evidence, to maximize mock trial’s educational impact.

DEVELOP COMPASSIONATE & ENGAGED CITIZENS.

Through socially relevant cases and participation in public service projects, we’re continuing to broaden the perspectives of the next generation.

OUR INITIATIVES


  • Financial
    Aid

    • Provide free tuition and housing to select schools that demonstrate economic need (awarded $20,000 in need-based aid last year). Read more here.

  • Competition
    Challenges

    • Pre-Trial: students argued whether a white nationalist should be permitted to speak on a public college campus. Read more here.
    • Guest Witness: students direct examined a witness from another school with only 20 mins. of preparation time.

  • Resource
    Development

    • Drafted original case on topical issue.
    • Filmed and produced an oral argument tutorial.
    • Hosted six (6) webinars on topics ranging from evidence to courtroom procedure.

  • Community
    Engagement

    • Mobilized over 600 volunteers, including attorneys, judges and alums.
    • Presented speakers to deliver socially conscious messages, relevant to the case. Prior speakers have come from the ACLU, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Bronx Defenders, American Constitutional Society and the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Empire thanks our
Generous Donors

Platinum

  • Paul LaFata

Gold

  • Amandeep Singh

Silver

  • Ryan Smith
  • Mitch & Kailen Piper
  • Gregory Matarrese
  • Kristin Walinski
  • Abel Thomas
  • Harry Tilis
  • Eric Schwartzreich
  • Sanjeev Viswan

Bronze

  • Nancy Olah
  • James Condren
  • Luke Herford
  • Judah Garber
  • Teresa Scribner
  • Nicole Crosby
  • Martha Jackson
  • Stephanie Schwartzreich

Supporter

  • Toby Benjamin
  • Stephanie Hill
  • Erica Arensman
  • Anita Fast
  • Kate Hayner-Slattery

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  • Ava Thomas
  • Deborah Mueller
  • Andrew Rabin

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