Monday, April 7, 2008

Mock Trial

From Wenxi Li :
Hamilton College Mock Trial (HCMT), started by Alex Kaufman '06 and Adam Gordon '06, is now in its sixth year of competition. This past March, one of Hamilton's competitiong teams qualified for the American Mock Trial Association National Tournament in Hamilton, Ohio. This is the second consecutive year that a Hamilton team has qualified for the national tournament. The eight person team who traveled to Ohio included Andrew Bjorkman '10, Megha Hoon '11, Caitlin Fitzsimons '11, Eddie Ajaeb '11, Liz Farrington '10, Tim Kubarych '10, Ngoc Nguyen '11, and Wenxi Li '10. Liz Farrington was awarded an Outstanding Witness Award.
The Mock Trial team travels to compete in a few invitational tournaments each year, such as at Lafayette College and Cornell Univeristy, and attends the regional competition at Syracuse University in February. Comprised of students who play lawyer and witness roles, the team is given one civil or criminal case to prepare each year for competition. The team practices a few times each week, and is always looking for new memebers. If you are interested in joining, please be sure to look out for our e-mails!

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