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Mock Trial Team Place 3rd in ONU Invitational Tournament

Saturday, January 30, 2010

On January 16 and 17, Ohio Northern University hosted the fourth annual ONU Mock Trial Invitational, which brought teams from as far away as Florida and Washington to campus to compete. ONU’s A Team performed well, finishing in Third Place for the second time this year. The competitors were arguing a criminal trial that involved a murder case. Professor JoAnn Scott, Coordinator of the Mock Trial program here began the invitational tournament four years ago to “field a tournament for Ohio schools,” but it has grown to include more than 30 schools from 12 states. Judges for the matches (38 per round) were pulled from the Law School, the HPJ Department, law students, and local lawyers.

The University of Central Florida won the tournament, Case Western placed second after narrowly defeating ONU in a tiebreaker round. ONU’s A Team is captained by Dan Jones and Steve Kesslar. The Mock Trial teams will return to the road again soon.