Tryouts for the 2016-2017 Season

Interested in joining the Illinois Trial Team? Here are a list of dates to keep in mind:

Info Meetings: Wednesday, August 24th at 6:30 and Thursday, August 25th at 6:30 in the Law Building (504 E. Pennsylvania Ave.)

Clinics: Friday, August 26th at 3:00 in the Law Building, Room E. AND Monday, August 29th at 3:00 in the Law Building, Room H.

Tryouts: The first round of tryout times will be made by appointment. They will be anytime 6:00-10:30, Tuesday-Friday (August 30th-September 2nd), in the Law Building, Room K. The second round will be by invitation only, on Tuesday, September 6th from 6-10pm, in the Law Building.  You are strongly encouraged to attend an Info Meeting to signup. If you can’t attend one, email

Those interested in joining the team and wanting to get a head start are encouraged to read our past tryout packet for general information. Click the link below to view it.

2016-2017 Tryout Packet

If you have never participated in mock trial and still want to try out, don’t worry. We will be holding clinics for prospective members where current members will be giving pointers and reviewing your material. You may also want to watch these helpful tutorial videos.

Contact Spencer Chikahisa to sign up for a time slot at if you are unable to attend an Info Meeting.

Tryouts and information sessions will take place at the Law Building, 504 East Pennsylvania Avenue Champaign, IL 61860

Tryout results are in!

Thank you to everyone who tried out! We had a very competitive audition process this year. Congratulations to our new members, and to those who didn’t make the team, we hope to see you tryout again next year!
Below, you will find a list of all three invitational teams. To all the new members, WELCOME! To all the returners, WELCOME BACK!
Team Firehaus
Aleks Ostojic – coach
Derek Dion – coach
Ian Vitalis – captain
Becky Bradshaw – co-captain
Ashley Smith
John Moran
Charles Huh
Fallon Faia
Jill Doherty
Lauren Krone
Ranjini Rajan
Rhett Buchmiller
Team Legends
Lena Shapiro – coach
An Nguyen – coach
Katy Karayannis – captain
Brandon Black – co-captain
Arjun Sharma
Bianca Ciarroni
Chloe Johnston
Jon Sommerfeld
Karim Popatia
Marie Hayashi
Matt Stuart
Stephanie Flowers
Team Cly’s
Marley Nelson – coach
Alex Berk – captain
Kelsey Chetosky – co-captain
Amyna Visram
Claire Mellish
Jackie Smith
Jesse Kearns
Katie Sreenan
Noe Navar
Phil West
Samantha Holt

Try-out Results Are In!

Thank you to everyone who tried out this year! We had a lot of talented people try out and it was very difficult to narrow down our choices. Congratulations to all the new members, and to those who didn’t make it, thank you for your interest and support and better luck next year!
Here are the invitational teams for the 2012-2013 season.
Chicago Fire
Meghan Bishop
Alison Anderson
Allison Barnes
Jordan Reich
Jon Sommerfeld
Fallon Faia
Alex Berk
Rebecca Bradshaw
Ashish Valentine
Lindsey Zawila
Krishna Somayajula
Chicago Bulls
Katy Karyannis
Ian Vitalis
Ranjini Rajan
Dominique Moore
Brandon Black
Jackie Smith
Charles Huh
Monse Martinez
Bianca Ciarroni
Stephen Ilhardt
Chicago Blackhawks
Kelsey Chetosky
Amyna Visram
Matt Stuart
Jesse Kearns
Jill Doherty
Claire Mellish
Lauren Krone
Karim Popatia
Arjun Sharma
Hannah Oswald
Please be at the Law Building pavillion (lobby) at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, September 12th.  This is a standard practice from 6:30-9:30 pm.  Please bring your planner, your class list, your prior engagements, etc. Bring everything you need in order to plan for the season.  We will discuss the season and everything else!

Try-outs Next Week!

Auditions for membership on the Illinois Trial Team will be held this coming week, from Tuesday, September 4th to Friday, September 7th, and will run from 5:00 – 9:00 PM each evening. Please make sure to know your time slot and to arrive on time. Auditions will be held in Room K of the law building (see the map below).

Details on the audition process can be found in the Try-out Packet. Audition clinics will be held on Friday, August 31st and Monday, September 3rd at 5:30 PM, in Room H of the law building. At these clinics, current members of the team will be available to answer questions and provide feedback about auditions. Also, please take a look at these links to help prepare for the audition process:

Please contact Kelsey Chetosky, Vice-President of External Relations, at to sign up for an audition time, and please review the PowerPoint shown at the meeting.

As always, feel free to contact a member with any questions or concerns about trying out.

This map shows the location of the law building (504 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Champaign). Members will be stationed around the building to guide you to Room H for the clinics or Room K for auditions.

Upcoming Dates for Prospective Members

This upcoming week has several important dates for anyone interested in joining the team. Prospective members should attend one of the two informational meetings. The clinics are optional, but highly recommended for those without mock trial experience. Click here for more info, and for a few links to help prepare for auditions.

Click here to download the PowerPoint shown at the informational meetings.

All of these events will be held at the College of Law,
504 East Pennsylvania Avenue

  • Wednesday, August 29th: Informational Meeting @ The Auditorium
  • Thursday, August 30th: Informational Meeting @ The Auditorium
  • Friday, August 31st: Clinic @ Law School Room H
  • Monday, September 3rd: Clinic @ Law School Room H

Quad Day

Quad Day is Sunday, August 26th, from 12 to 4 PM. COME VISIT OUR BOOTH AT QUAD DAY AND GET A FREE KOOZIE! We are located at the north east corner of the Quad in between the Union and Harker Hall. LOOK FOR US! WE WANT TO MEET YOU!