Membership is open to all UConn undergraduate students regardless of level experience or interest in the field of law. Selection for our competition team is highly selective and based on presentation and critical thinking skills assessed during try-outs. Try-outs are held every year the September prior to the competition season, which begins with November invitationals. Students are tested on their public speaking skills, knowledge of a case provided before hand, and, more importantly, for demonstrating a passion to be a part of the team. Each year the number of students invited to join the team varies. See us on Fairfield Way at the involvement fair to find out more information.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: I have no mock trial experience. Can I still join?
A: Absolutely! People with all levels of experience are welcome to join. There will be many opportunities for you to learn and develop your skills. If you are nervous, you can also come to observe competitions (dependent on space availability) or our practices to get a better understanding of what is required.
Q: Is mock trial for students in the Pre-Law program only?
A: No, it is not! In fact, a good portion of our team currently and in the past has consisted of students in the School of Business, School of Engineering, and/or students majoring in Cognitive Science, Philosophy, Statistics, English, Finance, French, among many others.
Q: How much of a time commitment is it?
A: The prime mock trial season begins in October and lasts until late March. In these months, members will be expected to attend two, two-hour meetings per week and prepare their materials outside of meetings as well. During the competition season we will have several weekend tournaments as well as occasional Saturday practices.
Q: How many members are there?
A: This season we have three competitive teams. Each team consists of approximately 10 members each.
Q. How do I get involved?
A. We host try-outs at the start of every season. We encourage everyone to try-out for a spot on the team! Look for us at the involvement fair or email us through the "Contact" page provided on this website.