Interested in joining SDMT? Tryouts are every year in the Fall semester.

2019-2020 Tryouts are closed! Follow us on social media, check back here, and fill out this form for information about 2020-2021 Tryouts

Important information about becoming a member:

SDMT practices are held twice a week at Barrett:

Wednesdays 6 PM – 9 PM

Saturdays 11 AM -2:30 PM


Tryouts don’t require any prior experience with mock trial, law, or courtroom procedure! It is 15 minutes long and consists of a 5-minute presentation and brief interview with the coaching staff.

Tryouts will be held:

  • For 2019-2020: September 7 and 8 at Discovery Hall
  • For 2018-2019: September 8 and 9 at Barrett
  • For 2017-2018: August 26 and 27 at the Memorial Union

Step 1: Fill out the interest form

Complete the interest form! This will get you on our contact list for the tryout process that is outlined below.

Step 2: Sign up for a tryout slot

In the following days, you should receive an email that contains more information. Make sure to sign up for a tryout slot at any of the information sessions or fill out the Google Form (currently unavailable).

Step 3: Download the tryout packet

All of the information you’ll need for tryout preparation is included in the tryout packet. We typically release the tryout packet via email in mid-August. Have fun, and be creative!

Step 4: Show up and be yourself!

The last step is doing your best at your tryout. Our process is very easy and gives our coaches the opportunity to learn more about you and what you hope to gain from our program.

Students wishing to join past the tryout date or in the Spring semester should email us or fill out this interest form.

SDMT is a highly competitive and selective program, and we cannot guarantee any additional tryouts beyond the tryout date.