Charleston Law’s aspiring litigators finished the largest mock trial competition in the school’s history with its final round on October 26 at the City of Charleston Municipal Courthouse. The teams of Ambree Muller and Camden Shields, who represented the Plaintiff, and William Barr and Kayla Owens, who represented the Defendant, competed in the final round before Circuit Judge Kristi Lea Harrington. Muller and Shields won the competition.
In addition to the final round, the schoolwide competition included 69 students competing in 42 rounds over three days. About a third of the student body participated as competitors, witnesses, bailiffs or coaches. Half of the faculty and several alumni participated as judges.
Other individual awards from the competition included:
Best Opening: Camden Shields
Best Direct Examination: Colin Hamilton
Best Cross Examination: Arielle Larsen
Best Closing: Ambree Muller
Professionalism Award: James Watson
Best Overall Advocate: Colin Hamilton
The following students also were named to the Trial Advocacy Board: