November 29, 2010 09:56 Age: 3 yrs

Emory Mock Trial Society Wins National Invitational

The Emory Law Mock Trial Society won the William W. Daniel National Invitational Mock Trial Competition on Nov. 19-21 in Atlanta. The winning team included students Hannah Bakken 12L, Natalie Dana 12L, Elizabeth Hall 11L, Jake Kirkham 11L, Shankar Ramamurthy 11L and Craig Runyon 12L.

The Emory Law team competed in five rounds and maintained a perfect 5-0 record against its competitors. The team was coached by third-year student Hall, Matt McCoyd 93L from the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office and Annie Deets from the DeKalb County Public Defender’s Office.

“We are especially grateful to the coaches who worked diligently to prepare the team to be so successful,” says Kirkham, director in chief of the Mock Trial Society. “This already has been a banner year for the Mock Trial Society having won two of our four fall semester competitions.”

The Mock Trial Society also came in first place at the southeastern regional ABA Labor and Employment Trial Advocacy Competition in Miami. They will advance to the national competition in Los Angeles in January.

Sponsored by the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division, the William W. Daniel National Invitational Mock Trial Competition attracts top mock trial programs from schools across the country. It is named in memory of Judge William W. Daniel of the Superior Court of Fulton County.

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