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Mock Trial club competes in region competition

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PHOTO / COURTESY AIDAN MORAN
The mock trial club at their most recent competition.

Junior Aidan Moran led The Mock Trial club at the Region 10 Mock Trial Competition Jan. 27. Mock Trial is a simulated courtroom experience, where schools must prepare their team members as lawyers or witnesses. The mock lawyers will conduct opening and closing statements and question witnesses to sway the jury’s decision.

“Mock Trial is a competition where different schools represent different sides of a legal case,” Moran said. “One side is the prosecution; they want to change something according to the law, like making someone a criminal and putting them in jail. The defense, which is the other side, wants things to stay the same, by saying no, this law is not applicable here.” 

The competition last weekend was the regional challenge, the first step in the journey to make it to the national competition. If a team wins regionals, they get sent to the regional finals, and the top four teams from there make it nationals. 

Despite not achieving the result he hoped for as a lawyer, Moran ended up enjoying his time playing the role of a witness. 

“I was this guy named Terry Cloth who was a doctor who got his medical license revoked and tried for medicare fraud,” Moran said. “I loved playing him; I just made him very strange.” 

Although Moran started the club last year, it has already bloomed into a well known club around campus. 

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