JOIN THE TEAM
Tryouts happen at the beginning of each academic year. For the 2019-2020 season, tryouts will happen in the first few weeks of Fall quarter.
The process works like this: If you’re interested in mock, come by our table at the activities fair on September 27th, 2019! It's a great opportunity to ask us any questions you may have and to meet some of the current members of the team. You’ll sign up for a tryout slot either in person or through a link that will be posted on our website in mid-September. Then come to either our info-session or office hours; while they’re not mandatory, they can help you prepare for tryouts. Then come tryout.
Tryouts are your chance to show us your stuff. During your initial 10-minute audition, we look to get a sense of your SMT-relevant skills (public speaking, memorization, adaptability, etc.). You’ll have an opportunity to audition as an attorney and/or a witness. We recommend you try both. Most people on SMT play an attorney and a witness at some point during their careers here.
For attorneys, we'll look for a well-crafted argument, strong logic, and confident presentation. For witnesses, we're seeking performers. Don't be afraid to make a bold choice! Show your range! SMT provides unique academic and creative opportunities for anyone who joins—and we hope to see you at tryouts!
In keeping with Stanford tradition, every new member of every new club or organization is rolled out upon becoming a member. What does that mean on SMT? You’ll have to join to find out.
Our stunning social chair plans a holiday party annually for fun and games (and presents). There’s a gingerbread house building contest, Mariah Carey, and non-mandatory dancing—what more could you ask for?
At the end of every year (and once the season is over), new SMT members ask out a returner to prom. We reminisce about the season, blast some music, and, of course, look forward to new beginnings.