Hamline News

February 15, 2013

Hamline School of Law Mock Trial Team Reaches Regional Semifinal

Hamline School of Law’s mock trial team of Whitney Koprowski (2L) and Jamie Olson (4L Weekend) advanced to the semifinal round of the National Trial Competition regional tournament, which was held February 7-9. The four local law schools co-hosted the regional tournament, which featured teams from Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. Twenty-four teams representing twelve different schools competed. Koprowski and Olson made it to the final four before losing a split decision to a team from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law – a team that went on to advance to the national competition.

The duo was coached by Hamline School of Law alum Katie Lockwood, JD ’11. Judge Jim Morrow also advised the team. Many Hamline School of Law alumni volunteered to judge the competition, which took place at Hamline University’s Minneapolis campus. The National Trial Competition is considered to be one of the premier law school trial competitions in the country, and is sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers and the Texas Young Lawyers Association.