The tryout procedure for the Boston College Mock Trial program involves a two stage tryout process. No prior experience is necessary! We look for the raw skills necessary for success above all.

The tryout itself is subject to change every year, but typically involves a first round of a shortened opening statement, followed by a shortened form of an examination. This could be a cross examination, direct examination, or both. Applicants will be evaluated based on their presentation skills and their critical thinking. Especially in the second round, being attentive and quick-minded is essential.

There will be an information session about tryouts on Wednesday, September 9 at 9:00 pm in Eagle's Nest. If you are cannot make the information session but are interested in trying out, please email Program Coordinator Aaron Rothbard.

The first round of tryouts will take place on Tuesday, September 15 and the second round will take place on Thursday, September 17. Both require a designated sign-up time. Times and locations will be specified closer to the date. Please email Aaron Rothbard with any questions.


Please contact Program Coordinator Samuel Kuchma at with any questions or concerns.


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