How to Join

 “How to Join”

A good place to start is to find a current member of the Liti-Gators and get to know what we’re all about. The entire first week of school we will be tabling in Turlington Plaza. Stop by and say hi!

If you decide you’re interested in joining the team, it’s required that you attend one of our two info sessions.  Here, we will talk about some mock trial basics, along with important information regarding the try-out process, which will take place during the first week of September. We encourage people from all backgrounds and majors to try-out. Many people start out with little to no mock trial experience. We will teach you the skills you need.

Our info sessions for 2019 will be held on Monday, August 26, and Tuesday, August 27, at 7pm in Pugh Hall.

If you can’t make it to one of our info sessions, check out our Facebook page (@UF Mock Trial- LitiGators) for a livestreamed video of this year’s info session. Email litigatorsmt@gmail.com with your name and phone number to set up a tryout slot.

Specific information regarding try-outs will be released at the info sessions. In general, for a try-out you will be required to perform two acts, depending on which role you are auditioning for – an opening and a cross-examination for attorneys, and a direct examination and cross examination for witnesses.

As an attorney, you must give an opening statement, and perform a cross-examination on one of our current team members. As a witness, you must memorize a direct examination (which will be given to you) to the best of your ability, add your take on the character, and also prepare to be cross-examined by one of our members.

After signing up for a try-out date, our current team members will be available to help you prepare for your audition. We will let you know at the info sessions when our “office hours” will be held at the Mock Trial office.

Try-outs this year will be held from September 1st to September 5th.