2019 Hamilton Opening Round Championship Tournament

American Mock Trial Association

March 15-17, 2019

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March 1, 2019

Dear 2019 ORCS Competitors,

Congratulations on your Regional win and welcome to the Hamilton Ohio Opening Round Championship Series! On behalf of the University of Dayton Mock Trial Program and the University of Dayton School of Law, we welcome you to Butler County, Ohio, and the beautiful Government Services Center. We are very happy to have the ORCS here in Hamilton, and we will continue to strive to meet the standards set by this ORCS in years past, with the facilities and judges that ORCS competitors have come to expect from this level of tournament.

The ORCS is always intense. Only 5 of the 24 talented teams in this field will advance to AMTA’s National Championship, held this year in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and hosted by Elizabethtown College. Despite the competitive intensity, however, we must also appreciate that this is a competition in which we respect each other as competitors and colleagues, just as we expect those who practice law to create an environment of professionalism and respect.

No tournament is orchestrated without the unselfish and dedicated work of many. To that end, I give my undying thanks to the Dayton coaching staff, even with teams in competition, who are invaluable in making the ORCS run efficiently and smoothly: Jade Smarda, Michelle Sundgaard, and Dan Haughey.

Enjoy the tournament.

Laura Hume
Tournament Director
Director, University of Dayton Pre-Law Program
Coach, University of Dayton Mock Trial


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