During the first week of school, we will hold several information sessions. You must come to an information session to sign up for a tryout, which will be held the week after the information sessions. Tryouts will be held 9/29 - 10/3. If you have any questions, please email us at northwesternmt@gmail.com or send us a message on Facebook!


We will be holding 4 information sessions. They will be held:

  • Thursday, September 26th at 8PM in Kresge 2415

  • Friday, September 27th at 5PM in Tech A110

  • Saturday, September 28th at 12PM in Kresge 2415

  • Saturday, September 28th at 3PM in Tech M177

Check back later for times and locations!

How do try-outs work?

Tryouts consist of three parts:

1. A basic get-to-know-you

2. Presenting an opening statement (a short speech introducing an argument)

3. Acting as a witness (answer questions while portraying a character)

What if I've never made an opening/acted as a witness before?

No worries! We will walk you through this at the information session, but we are much more interested in your natural abilities than any technical elements.

For the acting part, we’ll give you all the information you need to portray a witness at the info sessions. Based on the background material, you will develop a character and answer some questions during tryouts with the witness persona you create.

What if only want to be a lawyer or a witness?

That’s totally fine -- many of our current members only witness or only lawyer -- but we want to see you try both during your tryout.

do I need mock trial experience to try out?

No experience? No worries! We pride our program on being one where we are able to help students build from the ground up. We'll teach you all the ins and outs of Mock Trial, and you'll become a pro before you know it!

Wait, can I be a sophomore/junior/senior and still try out?

Yes, of course! All are welcome to try out!

Have more questions? Check out our FAQ or shoot us an email: northwesternmt@gmail.com