Three students on the Oregon debate team talk about how they found the program, where they hope it will take them, and their pre-debate routine, including the best breakfast and what's on their pump-up playlist.
Anna Mueller, a junior in public relations, excels in mock trial—court simulations pitting schools against each other in a contest of critical thinking, public speaking, and knowledge of legal practice.
Oregon Forensics, the program that includes mock trial, was founded just one week after the university opened its doors in 1876 and has a rich history that includes participating in the first radio debate, the first televised debate, and the first debate tour.
The University of Oregon Forensics Program is ranked among the best in the country and is nearly as old as the UO itself, with as storied a history as any program at the university. It may be the most successful UO program you’ve never heard of.