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 the Plaza of the Americas. 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 in mid-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.
The tentative dates for our 2020 info sessions are Wednesday, September 9, and Thursday, September 10, at 7pm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
For more information on becoming a LitiGator and stay updated on our schedule, please fill out our interest form.