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Mock Trial Team Advances

  • April 13, 2015
The UAB Mock Trial team accumulated a 5-3 record to finish 8th in the field and earn a bid to Opening Round Championship Series.
UAB Mock Trial Team 2015The Regional Competition is the first level in the American Mock Trial Association’s (AMTA) national tournament format, where top teams at each tournament site advance to the Opening Round Championship Series (ORCS). The regional event took place in early March, and when the three-day tournament concluded, UAB accumulated a 5-3 record to finish 8th in the field and earn a bid to ORCS.

Team captain DeMarcus Williams received a Best Attorney Award, the only attorney at the tournament who earned a perfect score of “20,” which meant that each of the judges ranked him first among all attorneys in the trial competition round. The team earned honorable mention for the Spirit of AMTA Award, which is awarded to the team that “best exemplifies the ideals of honesty, civility, and fair play.” Millsaps College narrowly edged out UAB for that award.

The team travels to Memphis in late March to compete in the next round of the tournament.

For competition results, or for information about mock trial, visit uab.edu/mocktrial.