Interested in joining the Mock Trial team? The officers and coaches will hold an interest meeting on August 30th in the Reading Room in the Guerry Center at 8:30 PM. Auditions for returning members will be that following Thursday, September 1st at 7 PM. Auditions for new members will be held on Tuesday, September 6th at 8 PM and Thursday, September 8th at 8 PM. (Location to be provided in a confirmation email sent to you). The auditions are designed to test thinking, public speaking and acting skills.
Mock trial is a big time commitment; our coaches have created a team with real ambition and drive for the upcoming season. Although it is a non-academic activity, it's also a competition and is treated as such. We want to win, and want you to win as well.
That being said, we think it's time well spent. Not only from a skills perspective, with critical thinking, public speaking, and group-work all highly sharpened, but it's just a lot of fun. From bonding with the team after practice, to singing road-trip songs on the way to a tournament, to the complete exhilaration of winning a trial and winning an award.
Mock trial is more than an extra-curricular activity here at UTC. It's more than rules and practices and competitions. It is, although sometimes it's hard to tell, more than a group of people who like to argue with each other; mock trial at UTC is a community, and that's something special.
For more information on joining, try-outs, or the interest meeting, visit our contact page or send us an email at UTCmocktrial@gmail.com.