Model U.N. and Model Arab League Teams
Join our internationally recognized, award-winning Model United Nations and Arab League teams. Both of the Georgia State University Department of Political Science teams compete nationally, as well as internationally, each year. In recent years the teams have traveled to competitions in New York, Washington D.C, Boston, Japan, Morocco, Bosnia, South Korea, France, Egypt and Turkey.
The Model U.N. and the Model Arab League programs offer in-class-out-of-class learning experiences where the practical skills learned in class are applied at regional, national and international levels. The skills learned, developed and practiced include debating, negotiating, consensus building, critical thinking, parliamentary procedure, legislation drafting and public speaking.
Students learn to get out of their comfort zones and represent the interests and foreign policy objectives of the country their team represents. For more information on joining the model teams, contact Dr. Rashid Naim.
Mock Trial Team
Want to try your hand in the courtroom with our competitive Mock Trial team, guided by a professional lawyer who coaches the team through regional and national competitions?
Mock Trial is open to all Georgia State University students from all departments. The group is strengthened by students’ diverse majors, backgrounds, career goals, talents and interests. What brings the group together is the love of competing in mock trial tournaments against other colleges all over the country.
Many aspects of Mock Trial provide excellent preparation for success in law school and beyond, but it provides many other kinds of benefits as well. For example, a vitally important role on the team involves specializing as a witness. This is a great opportunity for anyone seeking acting experience. And all Mock Trial participants gain valuable general life skills, such as critical thinking, oral and written argumentation skills and teamwork.