So, you’ve heard about Mock Trial before but you aren’t interested in becoming an attorney. You don’t want to major in political science and definitely aren’t interested in taking the LSAT.
Mock Trial is an organization that is proudly diverse in many ways, especially by not being major-specific. Our members have majored in: computer science, nutrition, cinema studies, English, journalism, psychology, and much more!
The goal of Mock Trial is to develop critical skills within students to prepare them for any and all challenges they will experience. Mock Trial helps develop communication skills, leadership, teamwork, confidence, sportsmanship, improvisation, preparation, attentiveness, and professionalism. All of these are highly marketable skills that come naturally during the process of participating in mock trial.
The process of a mock trial is fairly simple: we get a case, prepare our presentation of the case, practice, and present. To present this case, you will be placed on a team that you are specially selected to work with on the basis of everyone’s strengths, talents, and skills. These people will not only serve as teammates to you but as friends that help to enrich your experience at the University of Tennessee.
Being a Volunteer sets you apart from the rest of the world in so many ways but being a member of the UT Mock Trial team puts you in an even more elite group. Members selected to be part of our prestigious team join a nationally recognized, award-winning organization. The only prerequisite is a desire to be on a team and to work towards excelling in our organization and in your own personal life.
So, you’ve heard about mock trial before but you aren’t interested in being an attorney. We hope to see you at tryouts.
Kennedy Elaine Sanders