The UF Undergraduate Mock Trial Team, also known as “The Liti-Gators”, is a group of undergraduate students and coaches split up into competitive teams of 6-10 competitors. The Liti-Gators compete under the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA), going head-to-head against other universities from all across the United States.
Although most members plan to attend law school after graduation, members learn skills applicable to every person, no matter their career ambitions. Members ultimately develop critical thinking, public speaking skills, and the ability to form rational oral arguments on demand. Involvement on the team also entails learning legal procedure and courtroom etiquette.
Since establishment in 2007, “The Liti-Gators” have quickly become a nationally-recognized name in the mock trial community. This past season alone, the UF Mock Trial Team took home top finishes and a record number of individual awards from invitationals across the southeast, including second place at the Carolina Classic Invitational and first place at Tobacco Road. Additionally, the program had outstanding results at Regionals and the Opening Round Championship Series, where the Liti-Gators won first and second place, ultimately sending two teams to the National Championship in Minneapolis. Now, the UF Mock Trial team ranks among the top 25 teams in the entire country!