Q: So why do you dedicate hours of your life to arguing about fake crimes?
A: Because we do so with a crazy-fun, dedicated, wonderful group of people.
Our team is incredibly close. It's hard not to become so when pouring our hearts out about law, testing out witness accents, and trying hard to make each other fake cry. Every year, though, between the hard work and competitions, our group becomes way more than just a team. We become a family.
William & Mary organizations host hundreds of activities during the year, many of which allow people to team up with their friends to compete in the name of philanthropy. Mock Trial represents itself heavily at these events. Left, you'll see half our team dressed up and ready to compete in Kappa Alpha Theta's Dodgeball Tournament for CASA.
Several times per semester, our team gets to travel to other schools, where we compete against teams from all over the east coast. It's arguable what the best part of travelling is: getting to meet people from other schools, or getting to cram ourselves onto tiny hotel beds to watch YouTube videos together (pictured right). Travel is also compensated by the school and by dues!
Also pictured right, the fam poses in front of Columbia Univeristy, where we compete in October!
At W&M, any student can participate in Intramural Sports, given they have someone to play on their team! We generally sign up for one sport per semester, and anyone on the team can choose to play. Last year, we made a volleyball team and a flag football team (pictured left).
To learn more about Intramurals, check out http://www.wm.edu/offices/wellness/campusrec/imsports/.
Snow day? You'll find us playing impromptu spikeball on the Sunken Gardens. Dancing in an end-of-the-semester recital? Your teammates will be there to support you. Want to ice skate? Sure (pictured right). Christmas break soon? The team gets together for a Christmas feast. Graduating soon? Mock trial can't wait for you to visit us at homecoming.
Mock makes life-long friends. Even though we compete, we always cheer each other on.