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Support Future Advocates | U.C. Berkeley Mock Trial Fundraiser

Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
31 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on October 31, at 11:59 PM PDT
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What Your Donation Means to California Mock Trial

Hello! Berkeley Crowdfunding is upon us, and we’re so excited to launch the fundraiser for Cal Mock Trial, UC Berkeley’s premier mock trial team. Thank you so much for your interest in our organization!

What is Cal Mock Trial?
Cal Mock Trial is UC Berkeley’s Official Mock Trial Team. As of 2023, CMT is ranked 20th in the nation. Since its founding in 1999, Cal Mock Trial has been a nationally ranked program and has consistently competed at the top levels of collegiate mock trial.

Chris Ying, C/O 2024, competing in round

As part of its competitive season, Cal Mock Trial regularly travels across the country to compete in tournaments. Recent years have seen the Golden Bears competing and winning trials at locations such as Washington D.C., New York City, Memphis, Chicago, Seattle, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and more. Cal Mock Trial is a constant presence at the National Championship Tournament each year, often qualifying two separate teams and placing among the top ten programs in the nation.

Our ask:
Over the past several years, travel costs have risen exponentially. Tickets that used to cost hundreds of dollars now cost thousands. Your donation is what allows our team to continue compete at the highest levels of mock trial. It’s what enables us to book plane tickets, hotel accommodations, printing supplies and pay for registration fees. 

Our goal this year is to raise $5,000. Of that $5,000, $3,000 will go towards plane tickets, $1,000 to hotels, $650 to printing our materials and visual aids, and $350 towards gas. 

We truly appreciate any support that you can give. Without your help, Cal Mock Trial would be unable to travel the country and represent our university with the passion and excellence for which we are known. When you contribute to Cal Mock Trial, you’re also investing in the growth and development of our talented students who are poised to become the legal leaders of tomorrow. Your support means the world to us. 

You can contact at anytime with questions at

Thank you again for your time and support,

Cal Mock Trial
Chris Ying, President
Darius Parakh, Vice-President
Jeffery Fang, Treasurer
Emma Wu, Travel Coordinator

Our way
of Thanking You


Tournament Packet Recognition

Show your team spirit to the nearly 500 competitors who annually travel to compete at our mock tournaments hosted right here at Berkeley! Contribute $25 to support California Mock Trial, and we'll proudly recognize you on our tournament packets. Your name will be prominently displayed, acknowledging your invaluable support for our team.

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Handwritten Thank You

Support California Mock Trial and show your belief in the power of advocacy! For your wonderful contribution of $50, we'll express our gratitude with a heartfelt, personalized thank-you letter. This letter will showcase our appreciation for your generosity and highlight the impact of your support on our team.

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Signed Photo of CMT

Capture a piece of California Mock Trial history and show your support for our team! With your generous contribution of $100, you'll receive an exclusive, hand-signed photo of our dedicated team members. Display this keepsake proudly and be part of our exciting journey towards our national tournament.

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Reception with Cal Mock Trial

Join us for an unforgettable evening of conversation and laughter! With your generous support of $250, you'll gain access to an exclusive reception event, where you'll meet with the California Mock Trial team and our prestigious alumni network.

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Name a Tournament

Become a well-recognized name in the mock trial community! For your remarkable contribution of $1,000, we will proudly name one of our prestigious annual mock trial tournaments after you or your esteemed organization. This perk includes recognition on event materials, social media posts, and our official website.

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