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Farmer School Mockhawk Teams Advance to National Tournament

April 2012

The James Lewis Family Miami Mock Trial Program at Farmer School of Business qualified the maximum two squads for the 2012 National American Mock Trial Association Championship Tournament. They will join a select group of 48 teams at the final national competition April 13-15 in Minneapolis.

In the qualifying tournament, the top Miami "Mockhawk" squad coached by business legal studies faculty member and Judge Dan Haughey remained the only undefeated team with an 8-0 record. The other Miami squad, coached by business legal studies professor and attorney Neal Schuett and law student Missi Schuett, achieved a 7-1 record. Miami also claimed top attorney, with Alycia Walker, senior political science major and top witness, senior finance major Pavel Gurevich. Sophomores Catherine Law and Lauren Yates were also named all-tournament witnesses.

The Miami Mock Trial Program is named after Miami University alumnus James Lewis; it has regularly finished in the nation's top ten since its founding in 1994, including National Champion in 2001. The program is open to students of all majors. Practices are conducted in a mock trial courtroom on the first floor of the Farmer School of Business.

Learn more about the James Lewis Family Miami Mock Trial Program.