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Join the AU Mock Trial Team
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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 the student executive board at american.mocktrial
if you have any questions about American University Mock Trial. For information about recruitment specifically, you can also email Vice President Virginia Lyon, who will be in charge of recruitment in fall 2014. Thank you, and we hope to see you in the fall!

Last season, American University Mock Trial placed 4th in their division at Nationals and is now in the top 1% of teams in the country. In only five years, AUMT went from a new team that no one had heard of to one that competitors fear. Top 1% in the country might be good, but it’s not the best. To be the best, we need your help.

American University Mock Trial is looking for undergraduate students to join us for the 2014-2015 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 they were freshmen in high school, but many of our members had no experience in a court room 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.