Audition Information

Auditions for spots on the Temple Trial Team are held in the spring and again in early Fall semester. All current students beyond their first year may audition for these spots.

For the spring (April ‘18) audition, you will give a closing argument [either side] from a file or case you are currently preparing for LRW or ITA/ITAP.

For students (1Ls) enrolled in LRW, please prepare a closing argument from the “assignment” on which your oral argument is based;

For students currently enrolled in ITA or ITAP, please prepare a closing argument in the case assigned for your final trial – Rhodes or Salley.

You will have approximately 5 minutes for your argument, although you need/should not attempt to complete the entire closing in 5 minutes. You may be interrupted and asked to address a particular part of the case and how it bears on the argument. You may also be asked to speak extemporaneously about a topic of our choosing.  Finally, you may be interviewed about your background, schedule and commitment.

At the end of the Spring auditions, students will be given a constructive critique and informed privately as to whether they have been invited to our special end-of-summer week-long trial advocacy boot camp.

The final selection of 2018-2019 trial team members will occur at the beginning of the Fall semester.


Audition Materials

Audition Dates

Spring Auditions will be held on Wednesday, April 11th, 9am-6pm and,  Thursday, April 12th, starting at 9am. You may sign up for a spring audition beginning at 1:00pm on Wednesday, April 4th. Stop by the Trial Advocacy Office,K612, or email Mary Beth Wilson at to secure an audition time. Auditions are scheduled in ten minute increments.

Fall audition information will be available in August.