What can you get out of joining Mock Trial at UVa?
We’re glad you asked. Mock trial will teach you how to: Speak. Sure, you’ve probably already participated in some sort of public speaking competition in high school. That’s fine. Past and present members of Mock Trial at UVa include state-champion forensics competitors in original oratory and extemporaneous speaking, award-winning debaters, a former Monticello guide, Model U.N. participants and a former president of the Virginia State Student Council Association. Trust us, until you’ve delivered a closing statement in a high pressure round in front of a federal judge, or fought your way through a five minute objection battle against an All-American attorney, or had to change your cross examination on-the-fly because the witness started inventing facts artfully enough that you can’t quite impeach, you only think you know how to speak. Argue. A good mock trial objection fight is like an intellectual boxing match, and unless you want to be knocked out first you’ve got to know the federal