2019 Texas Mock Trial Recruitment
We recruit by hosting tryouts in early September. Throughout the summer, we will be tabling at orientation! Once fall classes resume, we host two information sessions where prospective members can learn about collegiate mock trial, Texas Mock Trial, and watch a live demonstration. You must attend an information session to schedule a tryout. Stay up to date on info session times and locations by joining our mailing list, linked above our team photo. To stay up to date on everything else Texas Mock Trial, follow us on Instagram! @texasmocktrial
Step 1: Attend One Information Session-Sessions will be held at 6:30pm on September 3 and 4, 2019. Both sessions cover the same material, so you only need to attend one. Session one will be held in the student union room 2.404 Pierce hall, session two will be held in the CPE room 2.216
Step 2: Schedule Round I Tryout-Tryouts will be held on September 7 and 8, 2019. You will be able to sign up for a tryout at either Information Session.
Step 3: Download Fact Pattern and Complete the Commitment Form-Fact Patterns and commitment forms are available for download directly underneath the team photo to the right. Bring your completed commitment form to your tryout.
Step 4: Prepare for Round I Tryout-Everything you need to prepare can be found in the Tryout Packet. Be sure to read it carefully. As you will see, there are two components to Round 1: Cross Examination and a Speech. In the Cross Examination portion of round I you will assume the role of an attorney crossing a witness based off of a fact pattern that will be provided in the tryout packets. It is important to note that you will only be cross examining one of the witnesses from the fact pattern, whichever you feel more comfortable with. For the Speech portion, you will deliver a 4-5 minute prepared closing argument on a fictitious character or situation of your choice.
Step 5: Attend your Round I tryout-Tryouts last 15 minutes and will be held on campus. Round I Tryouts will be held in SZB 278.
Applicants Advancing Past Round I Will Be Contacted Individually.