Mock Trial Club Announcement

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 top 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!

Since the club’s founding in 2007, we have sent teams to nationals every year, and are currently ranked as the #19 team in the nation. Throughout the season, we also traveled to participate in a number of invitational tournaments at universities such as Vanderbilt, NYU, Yale, and many more. Additionally, we host our own tournament on campus. We are looking forward to building on our success this year and we would love to have you come along for the ride!

If you think mock trial might be for you, or if you’d like to hear a little more, there are several opportunities to do so! You can visit our booth at the Club Fair on September 24th and 25th, from 10-3. We will also be holding TWO informational meetings on September 30th and October 1st, at 6 PM in Savery Hall. Club tryouts will be October 3-5. If you can’t make it to any of our information sessions but still want to know more about the club or want to schedule a tryout, feel free to email us at uwmocktrialclub@gmail.com.

If you’d like to learn more about the club in the meantime, check out our website, www.uwmocktrial.com

We look forward to seeing you!

-Taylor Deardorff

2014-2015 President

UW Mock Trial Club

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