Cal Mock Trial is finished recruiting for the 2017 - 2018 season, and we're excited about our new team! If you're interested in joining, look out for us next year in the Fall.
To be a member of the team, the only requirement is that you be a current undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley. There is no requirement or preference for any major, law background, prior experience, or year in school. Our team has historically had a very diverse membership - political science, economics, legal studies, history, and English students compete alongside biology, psychology, business, engineering, and computer science majors.
Cal Mock Trial prides itself on being a welcoming team for any and all interested in joining. That being said, collegiate mock trial is not a commitment to be taken lightly. Team members are expected to make a time commitment to the team in preparation, competition, and support, and are expected to uphold that commitment. To find out more about what competition entails, check out our About section or email [email protected]!
Auditions will take place at the beginning of the Fall 2017 semester. If you're interested in learning more or auditioning for the team, follow us on social media to receive notifications about our information sessions. FAQs concerning time commitment, the audition process, finances, etc. will all be answered at these info sessions. Audition materials will also be distributed. You MUST attend one of the info sessions to audition.
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We hope to see you come out to auditions, and we're excited to welcome new members to the team this fall!
Cal Mock Trial prides itself on allowing students to learn not only inside the courtroom, but outside as well. Our program offers numerous opportunities for members to gain valuable skills and experience that will serve them long after they graduate.
In addition to gaining invaluable public speaking skills, members learn how to conduct themselves in a professional setting - be it hosting tournaments or collaborating with university professors and attorneys.
As one of the few entirely student-managed collegiate mock trial programs in the nation, Cal Mock Trial allows students to develop their leadership skills. Positions on the program's Executive Committee provide members with the opportunity to gain hands on experience to develop skills such as business administration, recruitment, large-scale event management, public relations and marketing, public service, accounting, education, and many more.
In addition to being a prominent and active member of the national mock trial scene, Cal Mock Trial also prides itself on its strong involvement with the local legal and educational community. From collaborating with Boalt Law students for moot court competitions to serving as judges and mentors in the local high school mock trial community, Cal Mock Trial has established a tradition of team volunteer initiatives and community service.
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