UAB Goes 5-3 and Wins Individual Awards at MTSU InvitationalThe UAB Mock Trial Team went 5-3 and won three individual awards at the MTSU Mock Trial Invitational in Murfreesboro, TN this past weekend. UAB faced teams from South Carolina, Columbia, Louisiana Monroe, and Central Florida. UAB's second team went 4-4, facing teams from Kennesaw State, Mississippi Valley State, Bellarmine, and the University of Mississippi.
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 SessionUAB's award winning Mock Trial Team will be holding an Information Session on Wednesday 27, 2014, at 7:30PM in the Burr Forman Mock Trial Courtroom (UBOB 226). The team will briefly introduce you to mock trial, show you a clip from a national championship round, and try their best to answer your questions. We welcome anyone and everyone who may be interested in the team. We would estimate that the information session will last about a half an hour, but it could go longer depending on how many questions are asked. Oh yeah... and there will be free pizza.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The 2013-2014 UAB Mock Trial TeamTryouts have been held, and the mock trial season is officially in full swing for the new UAB Mock Trial Team, pictured to the right. The coaches were very impressed with the talent and enthusiasm of the new students, and the team is excited for the upcoming year!
The team will kick off their season on October the 19th when they attend an invitational competition in Atlanta, Georgia hosted by the University of Georgia. Teams will be there from all over the southeast.
Yamini Bhat, Jarrod Cox, and Mason Jones were named as team captains who are all returning members from the 2012-2013 mock trial team that won multiple awards at their regional competition.