Join the Team

Mock trial team.

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

In just ten years, American University Mock Trial has gone from a tiny, new team to a 42-member program feared by competitors across the country. But even after a 11th, a 4th, and a 3rd place finish at Nationals in the last five 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 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 season.

How to join

Auditions come up fast, so it’s important to stay on top of our social media for updates on Information Sessions! Feel free to contact our Vice President, Natalie Williamson, at if you have any questions!