UAB Mock Trial Team Advances to the Opening Round Championship Series
It would be difficult to tell the story from UAB’s 2016 regionals without using the word “comeback.” Before departing for the tournament, the team was told the minimum number of wins they would need to earn a bid was five out of the possible eight.
UAB Mock Trial Places Fifth at MTSU Invitational
The UAB Mock Trial Team has been diligently preparing for this tournament since the beginning of the academic year. It started with dividing the team into groups who analyzed a fictional case file posted by the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA).
UAB Digital Media Features Mock Trial Team
The Mock Trial Team wishes to thank those at UAB Digital Media for their hard work shooting and putting this video together. The team is excited for the upcoming year. As for the coach who was up until 3AM with Mr. Carpenter putting together demonstratives, he would like to assure all potential members our practices usually do not run that late.
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).