Drexel Mock Trial is very excited to begin their new season with the recent release of the 2014-2015 civil case Park vs. Duran. AMTA is doing things a little differently this year, so Park vs. Duran will only be used until March. AMTA will be releasing a new case for the National Championships. Stay tuned for further posts as the DUMT competition season gets underway!
DUMT is excited to have elected an entirely new executive board for the 2014-2015 season. The program would like to take the chance to thank the old board members for all of the work they have done for the program. The old board includes President Ryan Nasino, Vice President Julie Angel, Treasurer Gloria Liu, Secretary Christine Hammell, and Fundraising Chair Kirsten Vannix.
The new board members are Raub Dakwale as President, Kate Delaney as Vice President, Emily Dubelbeiss as Treasurer, Sarah Margulis as Secretary, and Nidhi George as Fundraising Chair. The five new board members are ready and excited to take the program in new directions this upcoming season.
Drexel’s Blue Team competed on January 24th and 25th at Patrick Henry College. The team managed three individual awards, with Raub Dakwale winning for his attorney role and Doug Hammond and Nicole Dolack winning for their witness portrayals. The team is pictured below, with award winners Doug, Nicole, and Raub in the upper right.
Drexel’s Team Mario made its first appearance at the Yale Invitational over the December 7-8 weekend. The team scored a 59.625 on Yale’s weighted partial ballot system, placing fifth in the Villains division. Additionally, team member Julie Angel scored an overall 30 ranks, winning top witness at the tournament for her portrayal of the defendant. Julie was the only individual at the tournament with a perfect 30 ranks. Congratulations Team Mario and Julie!
DUMT is proud to announce that it will be hosting the Inaugural Market Street Invitational on January 18th and 19th, 2014. The tournament will feature twenty-four teams from seven states competing for the top title at Drexel’s University City Campus in Philadelphia. The current field includes not only home teams from Drexel, but also teams from the University of Virginia, George Washington University, St. Johns University, and several others.
The mock trial team has begun preparations for the tournament early in order to ensure the best possible experience for both the teams and the judges. If you are interested in judging at this tournament, please feel free to contact DUMT President Ryan Nasino at DUMockTrial@gmail.com. For further information about the tournament and the teams attending, visit the Market Street Invitational tab at the header of this page.
The American Mock Trial Association has released the 2013-2014 Bonus Bid Rankings, a listing that ranks the top teams in the nation each year. The system calculates the strength of the team based on the team’s performance at Opening Round Championships and National Championships from the past three years.
Drexel’s A team came in at #53, rising sixty-seven ranks from the 2012-2013 season’s #120 ranking. The B team placed in the rankings for the first time in the organization’s history, coming in at #227.
For a full report of the Bonus Bid Rankings, visit here for AMTA’s full list of teams.