My name is Anna Mehrabyan, and I am the President of American University's Mock Trial Program. I joined this team two years ago when I started college, and it was, without a doubt, the best decision I have made so far as an undergraduate here at American University. I was so proud of the team I was lucky enough to join, and I am even more proud of the team is has become.
Mock Trial is a mix of law, theatre, improvisation, public speaking, and most of all, hard work. We travel all around the country portraying lawyers and witnesses in complex cases ranging from illegal discrimination to murder. We get to compete in historic courtrooms against other incredible teams and meeting successful attorneys, judges, and litigators from every walk of the law. Our team, our coaching staff, and even our alumni form a fiercely dedicated and committed network of individuals who share a passion for competition and for helping each other.
Along the way, we have acquired a winning reputation. We are the proud owners of a Third Place trophy from the National Championship Tournament, and the current holder of the First Place Trophy from the Great American Mock Trial Invitational Tournament which we fully intend to defend next year, and we would love to have you join us to help.
If you are a passionate about the law, love to compete, or just want to challenge yourself as a teammate and critical thinker, come to one of our info sessions in the Fall! We want passionate and hard-working members, and absolutely no prior mock trial, legal, or theatrical background is necessary. We have successful members with all kinds of interests and our best mockers have always been the ones who work the hardest.
American University Mock Trial is an irreplaceable part of my college experience, and I hope you'll join us for that experience too. I look forward to meeting you all in the fall.