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Mock Trial seeking new members

March 10, 2011

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KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University students interested in learning more about the Mock Trial team are invited to an informational meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in Room 3301 of Freidmann Hall.

Fresh off competing in a regional competition in South Bend, Ind., current team members will discuss the upcoming season and the program in general.

Mock trial is offered as a class for credit through both the Department of Political Science and the Lee Honors College. Teams typically feature political science majors as well as students majoring in criminal justice, philosophy, creative writing and drama. Students can also participate on the team in an extra-curricular capacity.

During a mock trial, students assume the roles of lawyers and witnesses and present their side of a case issued by the American Mock Trial Association.

At the regional match held at the end of February, WMU's Christopher Little from Traverse City, Mich., a creative writing and political science senior, was recognized as best attorney for the plaintiff. Also, the entire WMU team won the spirit of AMTA award for displaying the most civility, fair play, helpfulness and sportsmanship.

For more information on the WMU team, contact Jackie Olds at jacquelyn.m.olds@wmich.edu or visit wmich.edu/mock-trial.

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Media contact: Deanne Puca, (269) 387-8400, deanne.puca@wmich.edu

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