UAB’s Mock Trial Team earned third place at the “Ramblin’ Wreck” Mock Trial Tournament hosted by Georgia Tech in Atlanta, January 28th-29th. In a field of over 20 teams almost exclusively comprised of schools consistently earning bids to American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) national tournament venues including Emory University, the University of Pittsburgh, Miami University of Ohio, and Middle Tennessee State University, UAB’s overall competitive record was 7-1. Team members included Brian Price, Kimberly Jeter, Ali Massoud, Ariel Smith, Yamini Bhat, and Thor Christianson.
Team honors included being awarded the Spirit of AMTA Award given to the team voted by its opponents as best exemplifying professionalism and sportsmanship. Individual honors went to Grady Lowman and Valencia Jackson for Best Attorney and Best Witness, respectively.
The Team is encouraged by these results and looks forward to competing in the AMTA Regional Tournament that will be held in Jackson, Mississippi, February 24th.