Maryland takes 3rd and 4th at Yale 2016!

This weekend we sent two teams to the 21st Annual Yale Invitational. Our A team finished third with a record of 6-2 and our B team also finished with a record of 6-2 and finished fourth! Congratulations to our members!

Congratulations to our members with individual awards as well:

Jonah Panikar won an Outstanding Attorney Award with 18 ranks

Jessica Nerz won an Outstanding Attorney Award with 18 ranks

Mihir Majumdar won an Outstanding Attorney Award with 20 ranks!

Thank you to Yale Mock Trial for hosting us, we look forward to seeing you next year!

 

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Washington D.C. ORCS Results

The University of Virginia hosted an Opening Round Championship Series Tournament in Washington, D.C., at the Prettyman Federal Courthouse March 14 and 15. After successfully earning two bigs out of regionals, two University of Maryland teams attended.

The University of Maryland’s B team successfully earned a bid to this year’s national tournament in Cincinnati, Ohio, in April, and did not lose a single ballot this weekend.

The University’s A team had an excellent record of 5 wins.

Maryland’s A team attorney Ruth Vassilas was the only attorney on any team at the D.C. ORCS tournament who scored a perfect 20 ranks on all of her ballots, and she brought home an attorney award. Way to go, Ruth!

B team attorney Emani Walks also brought home an attorney award with an excellent 17 ranks. Great job, Emani!

A team witness Mandi LeSavage and B team witness Charlie Lane each earned a witness award for their outstanding performances this weekend. Well done!

The University of Maryland B team also earned the Spirit of AMTA award for upholding AMTA’s ideals of civility, fair play, and justice throughout the tournament.

Full tournament results can be found here.

We are going to Nationals!!

Baltimore Regional Results

The University of Maryland School of Law hosted a regionals tournament in Baltimore, Md., February 21 and 22.

Two University of Maryland mock trial teams attended, and both earned a bid to the Opening Round Championship Series, or ORCs, to be held in Washington, D.C., in March!  Our A team had a record of 7 wins, and our B team had a record of 6 wins.

Courtney Watkins and Bradleigh Chance brought home witness awards, and Emani Walks brought home an attorney award. Well done!

Great job to everyone who competed!

For full tournament results, click here.

2015 Civil Case Preview

Per tradition, AMTA has released a preview of the 2015 case problem, which will be a civil case. AMTA expects the case to be released on or before August 15, 2014. Stay tuned…

Case Summary:
In 2010, Sydney Park invited classmate Jesse Duran to hang out at the Parks’ home.  Both children were 11 years old.  The Parks keep a gun in their home.  That morning, the gun was discharged, killing one of the children.  The victim’s parents have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the shooter’s parents.

And that is only the first case for the 2015 season!  AMTA will release a second case for the 31st National Championship in Cincinnati, Ohio.  For more information on AMTA’s second case, please read this MEMORANDUM from the Civil Case Committee.