2L Mock Trial Competition
Beginning in 2011, the Trial Advocacy Society has organized the NIU College of Law's annual 2L Mock Trial Competition. The 2L Mock Trial Competition gives students their first opportunity to present a case in a courtroom. The emphasis of the competition is on putting facts together to make a persuasive case to a jury. It is not a test of knowledge of evidence or the formalities of trial advocacy learned in Trial Advocacy class. The competition is intended to be an introduction to the real life trial practice that many of our students will experience as states attorneys, public defenders, etc. Over one hundred students participate in this event each year, with that number continuing to grow.
Above (from left to right): 2012 Mock Trial finalists Ryan Piechocinski and Sarmistha Banerjee, Professor David Taylor, and 2012 Mock Trial Champions Kelvin Kakazu and Matt Nagy.
2012 Competition Results
CONGRATULATIONS to the 2012 2L Mock Trial Competition Champions: Kelvin Kakazu and Matt Nagy!
CONGRATULATIONS also to the Finalists: Ryan Piechocinski and Sarmistha Banerjee!
THANK YOU to all who volunteered to be Jurors and Judges - we couldn't have done it without you.
THANK YOU also to all the competitors - it was a great competition, and you all did well.
Past MTC Results:
- 2011 - Champions: Kristin Good & Bill Wojnarowski
Runners-up: Valerie Goode & Sarah Adamski
- 2010 - Champions: Brad Stewart & Kathryn Williams
Runners-up: Gerry Connor & Gabe Zunino
- 2009 - Champions: Rory Patchin & Carrie Thompson
Runners-up: Sergio De Stefanis & April Stancliff
- 2008 - Champions: Bianca Camargo & Nenya Harris
Runners-up: Beth Farmer & Kara Principe
- 2007 - Champions: Heather Garay & Taylor Polachek
Runners-up: Lindsay Hatzis & Desiree Matel-Anderson
- 2006 - Champions: Kurtis Szymanski & Robert Zalud
Runners-up: Sheila Amiry & Lauren Dwyer