Hi, my name is Ashley DiMuzio, and I'm the President of American University's Mock Trial Program. I've been with the team since my freshman year, and I've gotten to experience what it's like for a small, relatively unknown team to grow into a successful program with an excellent record at the National Championship.
We made it to where we are now because of the hard work, dedication, and talent that runs strong through all our members and through our ever growing coaching staff. And this year, for the first time ever, AU Mock Trial has been given the opportunity to host the ever-prestigious AMTA Regionals Tournament, the first step on the road towards the National Championship in Greenville.
Our team is very successful, and we succeed because we love what mock trial has to offer. Mock trial is a mix of law, theater, debate, improv, competition, critical thinking, and much more. By portraying lawyers and witnesses in real courtrooms throughout the country, we convince real lawyers and judges, in real courtrooms, that our theory of a case is the right one. We win tournament titles and trophies, we travel across the country, and we support each other in everything.
If mock trial sounds like something you'd want to join, I encourage you to come to an info session in the Fall. We're looking for intelligent, passionate, dedicated people; no prior mock trial experience or knowledge of the law is necessary. If you have any questions, please feel free to email email@example.com.
I'm so proud to be a member of this team, and even prouder to have been elected President. AU Mock Trial isn't just an activity or academic program; it's a family. I hope to see you there.
Two American University mock trial teams have advanced to national competition as a result of their performance at a regional tournament that the School of Public Affairs hosted for the first time in early February.