Friday October 30, 2015

Mock Trial Teams

The Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s third annual Public Service Mock Trial Competition was held in Columbus (Ohio) last week at the Franklin County Courthouse. The competition, designed to provide learning opportunities for second- and third-year Ohio law school students, provides a practical understanding of public service legal work. Teams from seven Ohio law schools participated in this year’s competition, with the University of Dayton School of Law entering two teams.

“This competition was founded to help Ohio law students learn about public service legal careers and give them courtroom experience in front of judges,” said Attorney General DeWine. “I applaud [sic] all the teams that participated in our mock trial competition.”

Simulated litigation was based on a telemarketing fraud case. Each team had the opportunity to present both sides of the case, participating in two trial rounds on Saturday. The top two teams advanced to the final round held on Sunday. Volunteers from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and other public service offices from around the state coached the litigators from each team.

Congratulations go out to the Dayton Law students who were chosen to compete in this year's competition. Team A consisted of Mali Khantrece, Mike Holmes, Mike Myers and Tara Taylor. Team B consisted of John Bommer, Tony Graber, Marcus Heath and Jack Pook. Team B received the Overall 3rd Place Team award. Also, awards for the morning round included Mali Khantrece - Best Attorney; John Bommer - Best Attorney; and Jack Pook - Best Witness. Awards for the afternoon round included Mike Holmes - Best Attorney; Tara Taylor - Best Witness; Tony Graber - Best Witness; and Jack Pook - Best Attorney. Job well done!

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