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Join the Mock Trial Team Spring 2015
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Information Sessions 2015

  • September 2, 6:30 PM in Letts Formal Lounge
  • September 3, 6:30 PM in Letts Formal Lounge
  • September 3, 8:00 PM in Letts Formal Lounge

Please note: You only need to attend one information session; the content will be the same at each. You must attend an information session in order to tryout. If you have any questions, please email american.mocktrial@gmail.com.

Think you have what it takes to be an American University mocker?

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. Please feel free to contact our head of recruitment, Vice President Eliana Peck, at american.mocktrial
@gmail.com
, if you have any questions about American University Mock Trial. Thank you, and we hope to see you in Fall 2015!

In only six years, American University Mock Trial has gone from a tiny, new team to a 30-member program feared by competitors across the country. But even after a 11th and a 4th place finish at Nationals in the last three years, AUMT is still aiming for that 1st place trophy. To win the national championship, we need your help.

American University Mock Trial is looking for undergraduate students to join us for the 2015-2016 season. We welcome students of all different majors, and have members from every school at AU. Some of our members have been doing mock trial since high school, but many of our members had no courtroom experience 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. Mocking isn't easy, but it is unique: a mix of theater, argument, improv, warlike competition, and, of course, dramatic pauses.

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 mocker make that hard work more than worth it. Some benefits include:

  • Building confidence in public speaking and persuasion
  • Learning the rules of evidence that lawyers use in real legal trials
  • Mixing theater and improvisation
  • Traveling to different college campuses
  • Building lasting friendships with your teammates

We hope you'll consider joining us for the 2015-2016 season.