Pre-Law

Hamilton Opening Round Championship Tournament

brochureMarch 23-25, 2018

American Mock Trial Association

March 1, 2018

Dear 2018 ORCS Competitors,

Congratulations 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 College of Law, we welcome you to Butler County, Ohio, and the beautiful Government Services Center. We are happy to have the ORCS return here to Hamilton, now with a new host. We will strive to meet the standards that were set by this ORCS in year's past, and will have the facilities and judges that ORCS competitors have come to expect from this level of tournament.

The ORCS is always intense. Only 6 of the 24 talented teams in this field will advance to AMTA's National Championship, held this year in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and hosted by the University of Minnesota. However, despite the competitive intensity, we must also appreciate that this is a competition in which we respect each other as competitors and colleagues, just as we expect those that 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, that are invaluable in making the ORCS run efficiently and smoothly: Jade Smarda, Nikita Srivastava, and Dan Haughey.

Enjoy the tournament.

Very Truly,

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

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