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Tufts Mock Trial Places Third in Nationals

This past weekend, Tufts Mock Trial traveled to Des Moines, Iowa, where they competed in the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) National Championship Tournament.

Of the 670 teams that entered the competition, only 48 made it to the championship. The Tufts team swept the competition, winning third place!

This year was only the second time that the team has qualified for nationals.

A recent article in The Tufts Daily quoted senior Jonathan Lautin, Tufts Mock Trial’s Co-President:

“Before last year we never even thought about being in the National Championship Tournament.”

Congratulations to the entire team!

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Tufts Mock Trial Victory

This past weekend, Tufts Mock Trial teams B and A snagged 3rd and 4th places at regionals, which were held at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. 26 teams competed in the competition, only 8 of which would advance to the next level. Tufts rocked the tournament with 6-1-1 and 6-2 records, coming in just below the perfect records (8-0) of both Columbia and Amherst.

Next stop for the Tufts team? The Opening Round Championship Series (ORCS) in White Plains, New York.

A student’s take on the experience reads:

The case ran beautifully. Our planning paid off, and, with the defendant on our side, the opposition barely stood a chance. We not only presented a more persuasive case, but we performed the best we ever had. We entered every exhibit we intended to, made every point we wanted to, and wove it all together – even incorporating all of our last-minute changes seamlessly. Comments included praising Lindsey for “bending” witnesses “to her will,” applauding my closing as “flawless” and the time I “shined,” and voicing nothing but support for our remaining team members.

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