Students from each of the three law classes are represented on the FSU Trial Team. First-year students can try out during the spring semester of their 1L year. While many students compete for acceptance onto the team, only those who show outstanding talent are selected. New members enter a rigorous training program designed to teach proper courtroom demeanor, hone their presentation abilities and sharpen their legal reasoning skills. The process includes seminars, practice trials, an intramural competition and a trial practice class specifically designed for team members and taught by renowned trial attorneys. By the end of the fall of their second year, members are ready to compete in and win national advocacy competitions.