Hamilton’s Mock Trial team traveled to State College, Pa., and competed in Penn State’s 12th annual Happy Valley Invitational on Oct. 24 to 26. It was a challenging tournament with nationally-ranked teams and a great opportunity for Mock Trial members to practice their arguments and debate skills. This was the second tournament of the season for the team, and also the first competition for the majority of the first-year students on the team. It was a valuable experience for them, as they were able to finally compete and experience Mock Trial after two months of practice.
Hamilton College’s Mock Trial teams traveled to Lancaster, Pa., on March 23-25 to compete in the Opening Round Championships Series (ORCS), the second round of the American Mock Trial Association’s (AMTA) annual national tournament. This tournament was hosted by Elizabethtown College in the Lancaster County Courthouse, with 24 teams competing.
On Feb. 24 and 25 Hamilton’s two mock trial teams competed at SUNY Buffalo, in the Regional American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) tournament. Out of 20 different teams, the seven top scoring teams advance to the next round, the Opening Round Championship Series. Both Hamilton teams received bids to advance, with the Hamilton A team placing third and the Hamilton B team placing seventh.