Mock Trial Starts Off Season Strong

The Truman Mock Trial team received numerous awards as they took to the road the weekend of Oct. 20 for Quincy, Ill., where they competed in their first tournament of the year.
Attending the Quincy tournament has become an annual tradition for the team. They view the tournament as an opportunity to prepare for upcoming competitions later in the year. Unlike most tournaments, which typically last for several days, the Quincy tournament is a condensed, one-day tournament where members can test their skills as they compete against other prominent teams from the region. 

This year the Truman Mock Trial team had enough members to take two teams to the competition. Experience levels ranged from four-year veterans to first-time collegiate competitors. The two Truman teams placed both second and fourth in the competition.

Additionally, five members won the outstanding witness or outstanding lawyer awards, which recognize individual performance.
Mock Trial provides students with the opportunity to perform imitation trials. Students develop critical thinking and public speaking skills, as well as knowledge of legal practices and procedures through engaging in trial simulations with other college-level institutions. There are approximately 600 teams from 350 colleges and universities.