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Second-Year Students Compete in Mock Trial Competition

From left: Cat Camic, Hayley Botts, Tiana Sarto, Professor Daniel Cain, Kristin Good, Nik Lofgren and Joel Heilmann.

From left: Cat Camic, Hayley Botts, Tiana Sarto, Professor Daniel Cain, Kristin Good, Nik Lofgren and Joel Heilmann.

The NIU College of Law Trial Advocacy Society held its eleventh annual Mock Trial Competition for second-year students from October 25th through November 3rd at Swen Parson Hall. The 2016 champions of the competition are Joel Heilmann and Tiana Sarto. Hayley Botts and Cat Camic were finalists.

The competition involves students from all three classes: second-year students compete as attorneys, first-year students sit as jurors and third-year students serve as judges in the preliminary rounds. A significant portion of the entire Northern Law student body participates each year. The judges for the finals include former heads of chambers of the Trial Ad Society and/or past champions of the competition.

This year's final bench was composed of Visiting Practitioner-in-Residence Daniel J. Cain; Kristin Good ('13), who was head of chambers in 2012-2013 and a champion of the 2011 Mock Trial Competition and is now with Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle of Crystal Lake, IL; and Nik Lofgren ('15), who was head of chambers in 2014-2015 and a finalist in the 2013 Mock Trial Competition and who now works for the Law Offices of Peter G. Limperis in Burbank, IL.

Current Head of Chambers Jorie Kuda and faculty advisor Professor David Taylor pass their congratulations on to all of the finalists and many thanks to the second- and third-year students as well as practicing attorneys who volunteered their time to serve as jurors for the event.

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For more information, contact:
Melody Mitchell
Alumni Events & Public Relations
(815) 753-9655 or mmitchell@niu.edu

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