All current students beyond the first year may audition for spots on the 2017-18 Trial Team. Students who auditioned in the spring are encouraged to audition this fall. Review the Memorandum to Prospective Trial Team Members for trial team participation details.
An INFORMATION SESSION will be held on THURSDAY, AUGUST 31st at 12:00 p.m. in Klein Hall, Room K6B. Applicants are encouraged to attend this information session before signing up for an audition.
To audition, students will be asked to give a 5 minute direct or cross examination and a 5 minute closing on the fact pattern under audition materials below. The fact pattern contains additional readings that will assist those who have not yet taken a trial advocacy course.
There are also brief narrated PowerPoint lectures under audition materials below:
- If your last name begins with the letters A-M, your assignment is to prepare the direct examination of the injured bicyclist and prepare a closing argument on behalf of the bicyclist/plaintiff.
- If your last name begins with the letters N-Z, your assignment is to prepare the cross-examination of the injured bicyclist and then switch sides and prepare a closing argument on behalf of the bicyclist/plaintiff.
The final selection of 2017-2018 trial team members will be determined after fall auditions have concluded.
Fall auditions will be held on Tuesday, September 5th, 12:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 6:00pm; and (if needed) Wednesday, September 6th, beginning at 12:00 p.m. There is only one round of tryouts this fall.
Fall audition sign up will begin on Monday, August 28th. You can stop by Room K612 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for an audition time. NOTE: Auditions are scheduled every 10 minutes during days/times listed above.