February 16, 2012

Mock Trial Teams Score at Regionals and Advance

Hamline mock trial recently had three teams compete at regional competitions in Cedar Rapids, IA and Superior, WI. All three teams had wonderful showings at their respective regional and two out of three teams received honorable mentions and are on the open bid list to continue onto the next level of nationals called the Opening Championship Round Series (ORCS). Hamline's final team won an automatic bid to ORCS with a record of 7-1. They will thereby be moving on to compete in Waukegan, IL, March 9-11, 2012. In addition to securing a bid to ORCS, the 7-1 team also won the Spirit of AMTA Award with a perfect score of 30. This award is voted on by all competing teams to honor the team that best exemplifies honesty, justice, civility, and fair play.

 Finally, Hamline also had individual award winners at the regional competitions. Eric Koppy (senior) and Joshua Peterson (senior) received Outstanding Regional Attorney Awards while Shana Hansen (senior) and Rebecca Rieland (freshman) received Outstanding Regional Witness Awards.