Mexico City, 21 June, 2018 – The Embassy of the United States of America in Mexico City invites you to the grand finale of the 2018 Merida Initiative National Mock Trial Competition for Mexican Law Students. The competition pits a team of law students from the Marista University of Mérida, Yucatán against a team from the University of Guanajuato, Guanajuato.
To reach the finals, both teams defeated 126 teams from Mexican universities and law schools in a series of regional mock trial competitions held between March and June, 2018. The competition is part of a larger program under the Merida Initiative to support effective criminal prosecution services in Mexico. The competition will take place on Monday, 25 June at the American University, Washington, DC at 3:00pm.
WHAT: Grand Finale of the 2018 Merida Initiative
National Mock Trial Competition
WHERE: American University Washington College of Law
Weinstein Courtroom (C116)
4300 Nebraska Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20016-2132
WHEN: Monday, 25 June, 3:00-5:00pm. (EST)
The competition will be in Spanish. Media are invited to cover the competition itself, and students, coaches, and organizers will be available for interviews following the competition. Media wishing to cover the event should arrive no later than 2:45 p.m.
This invitation is non-transferable and is exclusively for your media outlet
Please confirm your attendance by email at PrensaEmbajadaEU@state.gov
For more information, visit:
Oficina de Prensa
Embajada de los Estados Unidos