OMAHA – The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Mock Trial Team is celebrating its second invitational win.
The team took first place in Creighton University’s BlueJay Open, with a 7-1 record. The victory comes just a month after the team’s very first invitational win.
This season, each team argues a case connected to alleged casino bribery. Students act out each role in criminal courtroom procedure, reacting to new evidence and arguments with each competition. A panel of legal professionals scores each trial.
At the BlueJay Open, judges recognized UNO team members Joe Loukota and Mallory Sleight with individual awards for their performances on both the prosecution and the defense. Ten teams participated in the tournament.
UNO Mock Trial will compete in two more invitationals in January, before the regional competition in February. Depending on the team’s regional performance, they could qualify for an open round championship in March.
UNO’s Mock Trial program is only 3 years old. They have won two of this semester’s three invitationals.
The Mock Trial Team is open to all UNO students. Interested students learn courtroom procedure by enrolling in a semester in the Mock Trial class, and can then enroll subsequently or simultaneously in the Mock Trial Practicum, if they wish to join the team.
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