Joining the Team
Who Can Join?
Anyone can join Fresno State’s Mock Trial team. However, due to AMTA regulations, there is a limited amount of positions for tournament-competition members. Intramural competitions will be open to all members and teams regularly cycle through different students giving everyone an opportunity to prove their skill. The process of constructing a case can seem daunting at first, but with the help of the other students and dedication, anyone can quickly develop the necessary skills of a competent trial attorney or witness.
What Are We Looking For?
Anyone who is intrigued by the legal field or has an interest in acting is an ideal candidate. In each trial, members must portray lawyers and witnesses. Both positions require intensive practicing in order to remain poised and professional under the pressure from the opposition. Obviously, past experience with Debate or Drama is advantageous, but all of the required skills can quickly be obtained by simply dedicating your time and efforts to memorizing the case material and practicing.
Ready to Join?
If Mock Trial sounds like something you might be interested in, we strongly encourage you to contact our recruitment chair. We practice twice a week. We have class every Wednesday night from 6:00 to 9:00 in Science II, Room 209 and every Saturday morning from 9:00 to 12:00 at the law offices of McCormick & Barstow.