8/20/17 – State of Midlands V. Dylan Hendricks
Many students are saddened when summer comes to a close, however for the particpants in Haverford Mock Trial the end of summer means a new American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) case. The case was released on August 15th and for many Haverford Mockers, time was spent reading the case, excitedly sending text messages and calling fellow teammates about possible case theories.
This year’s case State of Midlands V. Dylan Hendricks focuses on an attempted murder. This case is especially juicy as it involves affairs, dating apps and a wide array of character and expert witnesses. Throughout the summer AMTA gave participants teasers to what the case in chief actually would be, but for many the actual case content went beyond expectations.
One thing is for certain that this year’s AMTA season will be full of surprises and twists and turns. Haverford Mock Trial is excited to see what different theories are brought throughout the season and especially at the Black Squirrel Invitational, which occurs on November 4-5th. We are also looking forward to welcoming new students as well as returning students to our information sessions, tabling events and tryouts.
2/12/17 – Richmond Regionals
Team 2 and 3 traveled to Richmond University for their Regionals where both teams had challenging weekends to end the season. Team 3 finished at 3-5 and Team 2 finished at 2-6. Both teams look forward to the 2017-2018 season!
2/5/17 – D.C. Regionals
Team 1 participated in the first weekend of AMTA regionals in Washington D.C. at American University. They had a strong start, ending the first day with a 4-0 record. After facing strong Georgetown and NYU teams on the second day, they finished the tournament at 4-3-1, and, in eighth place, just barely missed the cut-off for an Open Round Championship Series Bid.
The weekend wasn’t a total loss as Jordan McGuffee (’18 – Attorney) and Liv Phillips (’19 – Witness) both won individual awards.
1/29/17 – Charm City Invitational
Team 1 takes second place at the Charm City Invitational in Baltimore, Maryland!
Individual award to Nicholas Barile (’18 – Attorney)
1/29/17 – Bobcat Invitational
Team 2 takes third place at the Bobcat Invitational in New Haven, Connecticut!
Individual awards to Carolyn Cannizarro (’19 – Attorney) and Charles Walker (’20 – Witness)
Team 3 also had a very strong showing at the Bobcat Invitational, and are ready for regionals!