If you are interested in law school, or you just want to boost your public speaking skills, mock trial is both a great way to prepare yourself to study law as well as a booster for law school applications. The critical thinking and public speaking skills gained from competing can benefit just about anyone.
Any undergraduate at the University of Illinois is eligible to tryout for placement on the team. Tryouts for each season will be held in September. Information about tryouts and meeting dates will be released in August at Quad Day and on this website.
The tryouts themselves will be a brief, low-pressure demonstration of the candidate’s ability. The tryout process does not require any knowledge of legal proceedings or courtroom decorum. Rather, the tryout is meant to screen out candidates who can speak comfortably in front of a crowd and think on their feet.
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