Mock Trial heading to Nationals again
For the fourth time in five years a Cornell College Mock Trial squad won a place in the national tournament during the Opening Round Championship Tournament March 14-16 in St. Louis.
One of the two Cornell College mock trial squads competing at the opening round went 6-2 and won the right to compete at the National Championship Tournament, which will be held April 11-13 in Orlando. Sophomore Kahn Branch was recognized as an outstanding witness, and junior Amir El-Aswad was honored as an outstanding attorney.
The opening round, which was held at Washington University in St. Louis, was a tough competition, with perennial mock trial powerhouses University of California Berkeley, Northwestern University, and the University of Iowa all failing to earn berths in the tournament. This is the fourth time in five years that Cornell is sending a squad to the national tournament. In 2010, Cornell finished sixth in the nation.