Mock Trial makes nationals
The Mock Trial team will be advancing to the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) National Tournament in Boston next month. The event will be hosted by Boston University at the Suffolk County Courthouse during the weekend of March 26.
Last weekend, ten members of the College's team went to the AMTA regional tournament in Worcester, Mass. and took home three awards and a bid to nationals.
Among the awards, the 28 other teams, representing 16 colleges and universities, notably voted the College's own team to receive the Spirit of AMTA award for best embodying civility, fair play and justice.
According to its website, "AMTA serves as the governing body for intercollegiate mock trial competition. Through engaging in trial simulations in competition with teams from other institutions, students develop critical thinking and public speaking skills, as well as a knowledge of legal practices and procedures."
The College's team was formed three years ago. Co-captains Julia Duchon '10 and Courtney Cronin '10, Alexis Kramer '11, Robyn Levin '12, Annie Chen '12, Alex Orleans '12, Delaney McDonough '13, Olivia Sher '13, Lauren Fisher '13 and Aaron Halpine '13 make up this year's team.