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Hamilton's Mock Trial team at the Opening Round Championship Tournament.
Mock Trial Competes at Final Tournament

While many students spent their spring breaks travelling or relaxing at home, Hamilton’s Mock Trial team competed at the Opening Round Championship Series (ORCS) tournament (March 18-20) in Lancaster, Pa. ORCS is the final qualifier tournament before the National Championship Tournament (NCT), so the team faced its toughest competition of the season.   More ...

Student Travels Put Hamilton on the Map

There’s just no one answer to the question: “What are Hamilton students doing over spring break?”  More ...

The Mock Trial team after the Penn State competition.
Mock Trial Advances to Opening Round Championship

Hamilton’s Mock Trial team competed last weekend (Feb. 5-7) at a regional competition, held at Pennsylvania State University. This competition determined whether the team would advance to the next level of bracketed competition, the Opening Round Championship (ORCs).  More ...

The Mock Trial Team's 2nd place trophy from the 10th Annual Polar Bear Invitational at Ohio Northern University.
Mock Trial Team Braves the Weather to Win a Trophy

After driving nearly nine hours to Ada, Ohio, Hamilton College’s Mock Trial Team took 2nd place at the Jan. 16-17 10th Annual Polar Bear Invitational at Ohio Northern University.  In addition to the impressive team performance,  Rachel Dawson ’19, Patrick McConnell ’19 and Conor O’Shea ’18 took home individual awards.  More ...

Mock Trial co-captain Caroline Reppert '17 argues a case in a mock trial tournament held at Hamilton.
Spotlight on Mock Trial Team

Although winter break  is underway, Hamilton’s  Mock Trial team is not slowing down. Team members will individually be rewriting the bulk of their scripts, memorizing and studying case law and rules of evidence during break. In addition, team members will return from break one week early to practice as a team and prepare for a tournament at the Ohio Northern University before the spring semester starts (Jan 15-18).  All of this preparation leads up to the Regional Tournament (Feb 5-7) at Pennsylvania State College.  More ...

Members of the Mock Trial team competed at Yale University.
Hamilton Mock Trial Competes at Yale

Hamilton’s Mock Trial team competed at Yale University’s Invitational tournament  on Dec. 4-6. Unlike many tournaments, Yale’s divides teams into upper and lower divisions. For the first time in Hamilton’s history, the Mock Trial team competed in the upper division alongside other nationally ranked teams such as Harvard (last year’s national champions), Yale (last year’s 2nd place team at nationals), and New York University (ranked fourth in the nation).  More ...

The victorious Mock Trial team at the University of Rochester.
Mock Trial’s Third Repeat Victory at University of Rochester

Hamilton’s student-run Mock Trial team took home the 1st place trophy from the University of Rochester’s “Yellow Jacket Invitational”  held on Nov. 6-8. This is the third year in a row that the team has won this tournament. In addition, two of Hamilton’s attorneys (Silvia Radulescu ’17 and Andrew Fischer ’17) won Outstanding Attorney Awards, and one witness (Patrick McConnell ’19) won an Outstanding Witness Award. This means that the judges consistently ranked each student as being one of the best attorneys or witnesses in their trials.  More ...

Hamilton's Mock Trial team at nationals in Cincinnati.
Mock Trial Team Ranks Top 5% in the Nation

Hamilton College competed in the 30th annual Mock Trial National Championship Tournament (NCT) in Cincinnati on April 16 - 19. The team took 32nd in the tournament, placing them in the top five percent of about 660 teams nationwide. While in the past, teams polished cases that they had been preparing for several months, this year teams were given an entirely new case, and only three weeks to prepare it.  More ...

Members of Hamilton's Mock Trial team at the regional competition in Buffalo earlier this year.
Mock Trial Bound for Nationals

Hamilton’s Mock Trial team is off to Cincinnati to compete in the American Mock Trial Association's annual national tournament April 17-19. The team includes co-captains Amber Groves ’15 and Maggie McGuire ’15, Ian Carradine ’15, Hunter Green ’16, Andrew Fischer ’17, Caroline Reppert ’17, Sam Weckenman ’17, Ryan Bloom ‘18, and Conor O’Shea ’18.  More ...

The victorious Mock Trial team  with their Opening Round Championship trophy at Penn State.
Mock Trial Advances to Nationals

Hamilton’s Mock Trial team has had a successful competitive year, but it’s not over yet. The team came in 3rd place last weekend (March 6-8) at the Opening Round Championship (ORCs) at Pennsylvania State University, granting them a bid to the national competition in Cincinnati (April 17-19). Of the eight total ORCs tournaments in the country, Penn State’s is known to be one of the most competitive, hosting teams such as Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Columbia and Tufts, all of which frequently compete at the national level.  More ...

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