2020 Tryout Information

Welcome Bruins! We are so excited to welcome new members to Mock Trial @ UCLA. Below, please find Fall 2020 Tryout instructions.

Information Sessions

If you want to find out more about the program before registering to try out, we recommend attending one of our informational meetings. We will be hosting two virtual information sessions.

Information Session 1: Tuesday, September 29 from 7:00-9:00 PM Pacific Time. Click here for the Zoom link!

Information Session 2: Tuesday, October 6 from 7:00-9:00 PM Pacific Time. Click here for the Zoom link!

Tryout Process

STEP 1: Fill out the Application Form (click the button below) BY WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7, 2020 at 11:59 PM. It will ask you about your availability during certain time slots. We will email you your assigned 20 minute audition slot on THURSDAY OCTOBER 8, 2020. The application will also contain a few questions to help us get to know you a bit better before you try out.

STEP 2: After that, start preparing our four audition components: (1) Opening, (2) Debate, (3) Witness Monologue, and (4) Cross Examination. (Note: If you are just auditioning as a witness, you only need to prepare for the witness monologue and the cross. If you are auditioning as an attorney, you must do all four).

STEP 3: Practice, practice, practice! We want to see what you’re made of, so we recommend running your material a few times and trying to memorize it so we can see you at your best.

STEP 4: Attend your 20 minute tryout! This year’s tryouts will go from Friday, October 9-Sunday, October 11. Click here for the Zoom link!

Tryout Case Materials Packet


Tryout Application Form

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Helpful Materials

Example of an Opening Statement