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.
Congratulations to DUMT seniors Devin Scott, Kevin Prucino, and Eric Liszewski. The three seniors graduated this past weekend and are heading to law school and the workforce.
Devin Scott graduated with a degree in Economics and Mathematics and has already begun his post-graduate position at JP Morgan. Kevin Prucino, a Criminal Justice major, will be attending Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law. Eric Liszewski, an accelerated BS/JD student majoring in Marketing, will begin at Drexel’s Earle Mack School of Law in the fall.
The program congratulates all three seniors and wishes them the best of luck!
Drexel Mock Trial closed out a fantastic season at the Pyramid Club in Center City. The event, sponsored by the Steinbright Career Development Center, honored each team’s accomplishments of the season. The team also honored this year’s graduating seniors Devin Scott, Kevin Prucino, and Eric Liszewski.
Individual awards were presented to outstanding team members who demonstrated extraordinary progress, performance, and dedication over the course of the season. The awards were presented to the best witness, best attorney, and most improved from each team. One recipient also won the overall program award in each category.
In the category of Top Attorney, Drexel B’s Eric Liszewski won the award for his team and Yash Patel won the award for Drexel C. Drexel A’s Brandon Cohen won the overall program award for Top Attorney.
Finally, in the category of Most Improved, Drexel A’s Gloria Liu (left) and Drexel B’s Christina Schweingruber (right) won the awards from their team. The overall award went to Drexel C’s Nanxi Zhang.
Congratulations to all team members who won awards and special thanks to the SCDC for sponsoring the event!
DUMT’s new executive board has been elected for next year! Incumbents Ryan Nasino, Julie Angel, Gloria Liu, and Christine Hammell all retained their positions as president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary, respectively. The newly created position of Fundraising Chair was won by Kirsten Vannix. The new executive board is looking forward to planning the upcoming season and advancing the program in 2014.
This past weekend, Drexel A made its first appearance at the National Championship Tournament held by the University of Virginia Law School in Washington D.C. The team competed in the Secretary Janet Napolitano Division of the tournament and emerged from the weekend with a record of 5-7 and a competitive strength of 23.5. Drexel took ballots from Missouri, Cornell College, and former National Champions New York University.
With the official season now ended, the team is looking forward to preparing for next year’s case – and the next National Championship in Orlando.