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    Castro, Anna Marie
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How to join

The case materials are distributed before we even arrive on campus, so it’s very important that we start working as early as possible. Because of this, information sessions and tryouts are held at the beginning of each academic year, usually in the first two-three weeks of classes. However, there are a few ways to get information before then. Many of our mockers will be in DC this summer, so look for us at orientation sessions and during Welcome Week! In addition, please feel free to contact the student executive board at american.mocktrial
@gmail.com
if you have any questions about American University Mock Trial. For information about recruitment specifically, you can also email Vice President Dan Lewis, who will be in charge of recruitment in Fall 2013. Thank you, and we hope to see you in the Fall!

Last season, American University Mock Trial won a trophy at Nationals. In only five years, AUMT went from a new team that no one had heard of to a team that other teams fear. But to make that trophy one of many Nationals trophies, we need your help!

American University Mock Trial is looking for undergraduate students to join us for the 2013-2014 season. We welcome students of all different majors, and we have members from every school at AU. Some of our members have been doing mock trial since they were freshmen in high school, but many of our members had no experience with mock trial when they first joined AU Mock Trial.

A mock trial team is made up of both attorneys and witnesses, and both roles require confidence, public speaking skills, persuasive ability, and a certain degree of theatrical skill.

Being a member of American University Mock Trial is a year-long commitment, and requires a lot of hard work. However, you will quickly find that the benefits of being a mock trial member make that hard work more than worth it. Some benefits of being a mocker include:

- building confidence in public speaking and persuasion 

- learning the rules of evidence that lawyers use in real legal trials 

- traveling to different college campuses 

- building lasting friendships with your teammates.