Cal Mock Trial is recruiting for the 2019 - 2020 season and we're excited to recruit new members!
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 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.
Cal Mock Trial prides itself on its welcoming environment for anyone interested in joining. That being said, collegiate mock trial is not a commitment to be taken lightly. Team members are expected to make and uphold a time commitment to the team in preparation, competition, and support. To find out more about what competition entails, check out the Our Story section or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To audition, you MUST attend one of our mandatory info sessions. FAQs concerning time commitment, the audition process, finances, etc. will all be answered at these info sessions and audition materials will be distributed. In Fall 2019, info sessions will be held
September 4, 8-10 PM
Boalt Hall Rm 100
September 5, 8-10 PM
Boalt Hall Rm 100
Why Cal Mock Trial?
Competing on a nationally prominent team and strategizing on complex case problems helps members gain confidence, critical thinking skills, and teamwork. 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.