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UIS Mock Trial Club

The team competed in its first tournament of the 2015-16 year — the 10th Annual Billiken Barristers’ Invitational at the Saint Louis University School of Law on November 14-15, 2015.  Competition was stiff, yet UIS walked away with Best Attorney (Austin Mehmet) and Best Witness (Vanessa Pratt) awards.  The teams also took more ballots than ever before! For more information about the team, contact Faculty Adviser/Coach Suzanne Borland at sborl2@uis.edu.

2015-16 UIS MOCK TRIAL TEAM 2015-16 UIS MOCK TRIAL TEAM
TEAM BLUE! Josh Lawson, Coach Suzanne Borland, Nathan Hoffman, Grant Gustafson, Breanna Hunt, Tramaine Berry, Chris Thimm, Coach Rex Gradeless TEAM BLUE! Josh Lawson, Coach Suzanne Borland, Nathan Hoffman, Grant Gustafson, Breanna Hunt, Tramaine Berry, Chris Thimm, Coach Rex Gradeless
TEAM WHITE! Coach Suzanne Borland, Austin Mehmet, Tony Schuering, Jessica Hendricks, Will Newton, Kody Freeman, Vanessa Pratt, Coach Rex Gradeless, Steven Holmes TEAM WHITE! Coach Suzanne Borland, Austin Mehmet, Tony Schuering, Jessica Hendricks, Will Newton, Kody Freeman, Vanessa Pratt, Coach Rex Gradeless, Steven Holmes
Austin Mehmet, best attorney award-winner Austin Mehmet, best attorney award-winner Vanessa Pratt, best witness award-winner Vanessa Pratt, best witness award-winner

The 2015-16 Mock Trial Team competed at its first scrimmage of the academic year on Saturday, September 26, 2015, at Quincy University.  It was an unscored competition, but the mostly-new team had a great showing. Below is a photo of some of the competitors with Coach Rex Gradeless after the trials.

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2014-15  Mock Trial Club Meetings – Mondays at 9:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 5:00 p.m.

The UIS Mock Trial Club will meet on Mondays at 9pm and Thursdays at 5pm.  Meetings are currently scheduled to take place at UIS in the PAC Atrium.  (The location of future meetings will be announced.)  For more information contact Professor Suzanne Borland at sborl2@uis.edu.

UIS Mock Trial Club

The inaugural UIS Mock Trial Club organized in October, 2013, and competed in its first invitational tournament at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois, on January 18-19, 2014.  Mock trial is an academic competition that provides students with the opportunity to hone valuable skills, including critical thinking, active listening, public speaking, and teamwork.  For more information about the UIS Mock Trial Club, please contact Captains Andrea Carlson, acarl4@uis.edu, or Vanessa Pratt, vpratt3@uis.edu, or Faculty Advisor Suzanne Borland, sborl2@uis.edu.