Mock Trial Club

Are you interested in law school?  Acting?  Do you just like arguing with friends, family, and strangers for no good reason?  Do you want to be part of a club that travels and competes against schools from all around the country?  Well then mock trial might be for you!  For those unfamiliar with mock trial, it’s a competitive activity in which two teams present alternate sides of a fictitious court case.  Students portray either attorneys or witnesses and are graded on their performances by a panel of real-life attorneys.  Mock trial is open to undergraduate students from all majors; you do NOT need to even be thinking about law school to participate in mock trial, or to have a blast doing so!

We are a young club (this will be just our sixth year in existence), but we have been very successful.  In the past three years we have established ourselves as the most successful program in the Pacific Northwest.  We have taken home trophies and individual awards from tournaments across the country, including two honorable mention trophies from the National Championship Tournament in 2011 and 2013.

We are excited to continue this tradition in the coming season, and we are looking for new members to help us. If you think mock trial might be for you or if you would like to hear a little more, you can come to one of our information meetings.  The first will be held on Monday, September 30th from 6:30-7:30, and the second will be held on Tuesday, October 1st from 6:30-7:30.  Both meetings will take place in Clark Hall room 219. Club tryouts will be held the following weekend.  If you can’t make it to any of our information sessions but still want to know more about the club or schedule a tryout, feel free to email us at uwmocktrialclub@gmail.com.

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