At the beginning of each fall semester, the Litigators host try-outs for any interested members. Try-outs are open to all students of all majors! The try-outs are at the beginning of each semester because Mock Trial is a year-round organization and the same case is used to compete throughout the entire year. Our informational meetings will be held on:
Tuesday, AUGUST 27, 2013 at 7:30PM @ Matthews Suite in Reitz Union Wednesday, AUGUST 28, 2013 at 7:30PM @ 2nd Floor Auditorium in Reitz Union
These meetings are designed to give you an idea of what mock trial is about if you have not competed before or give you any information you will need if you are interested in joining the team. The try-out package and dates will be made available at these meetings so it is encouraged that you attend!
Students are not expected to be trial experts before auditioning, nor are you required to know the Midlands Rules of Evidence until you become a member. You will learn these skills throughout the year. At the audition you will be required to perform two acts depending on which role you are trying out for. As an attorney, you must give an opening and perform a cross-examination on one of our team members. As a witness, you must memorize the direct examination to the best of your ability and prepare to be cross-examined by one of our members. When signing up for a try-out date you will be assigned a mentor, who is a member of the team, to guide you along the process of preparing for the audition. The try-out package can be found here.
If you have any additional questions regarding auditions, please email the President Charlene Ochogo at email@example.com.