UAB Mock Trial Team Narrowly Misses Championship Bid and Will Hold an Information Session for Interested Students
At the tournament, UAB faced Florida’s “A” team, Houston Baptist University, Xavier University, and Rhodes College’s “A” team. The team rallied after losing to Florida in the first round and won both judge’s “ballots” or score sheets in the second round. In the third round, the team won one judge’s ballot and tied the second. In the final round, the team “split,” meaning that one judge’s ballot gave the round to host Rhodes College while the other judge gave the round to UAB. At the conclusion of the tournament, Demarcus Williams again took home an individual award for his performance as an attorney.
Because of the kindness of Tennessee State Judges, courthouse security that worked the weekend, and others, the team was able to compete in the Shelby County Courthouse in Memphis. Although the courthouse was built in 1910, the building maintains a beautiful appearance, which the team was pleased to have the privilege of using. The team wishes to extend its thanks to Rhodes College, AMTA, attorney judges, and all who helped to make this a very well run tournament and a good experience for all who participated.
The team is already very excited for next year. Students interested in joining the UAB Mock Trial Team for the 2015-2016 season can come to an Information Session scheduled for April 8, 2015, at 7:30PM in the UAB Mock Trial Courtroom (UBOB 226). Refreshment, namely pizza, will be provided. Students can also get more information about joining by visiting www.uabmocktrial.com or by contacting coaches Nathan Mays (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Joseph Dease (email@example.com).
UAB Mock Trial Team Advances out of Regionals
In addition, Team Captain DeMarcus Williams was recognized as a top attorney. In fact, Williams was the only attorney at the Regional who scored a “perfect 20.” His 20 ranking meant that each judge who scored Williams on the plaintiff’s side of the case ranked him first among the attorneys in the trial competition round.
Finally, the team received an Honorable Mention in the running for the “Spirit of AMTA” award. The Spirit of AMTA award goes to the team that “best exemplifies the ideals of honestly, civility, and fair play.” Millsaps College narrowly edged out UAB for that award.
UAB will travel to Memphis, TN to compete in the next level of competition on March 20-22. More information about the UAB Mock Trial Team can be found on this page. Questions can be directed to team coaches Nathan Mays and Joseph Dease at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com respectively.
UAB Goes 5-3 and Wins Individual Awards at MTSU Invitational
Three team members took home individual awards. Chellie Letson and Junhi Chang took home best witness awards while Zach Carpenter earned a best attorney award. According to judges' scoresheets, Kristen Ray came just shy of winning a best witness award. The team is led by team captains Shardae King and Evans Haile. The second team is led by team captain Suzanna Swanson.
Each of UAB's teams featured fresh talent, twelve having no mock trial experience prior to this semester. The team's coaches, Nathan Mays (Class of '06) and Joseph Dease (Class of '07) stated that they were very pleased with the team's performance and that that the entire team showed tremendous improvement, growth, and potential. The team travels to Memphis, TN this weekend to compete at Rhodes College in the final scrimmage of the semester.
Fall 2014 Information Session
We look forward to seeing you there!