Mock Trial Winner Announced

by Peter Jetton

The Moot Court Board at the Washington and Lee University School of Law continued its busy fall schedule on Friday, November 13, 2009 as the Mock Trial competition drew to a close. Top honors went to Margaret Hannapel ’11L. Bill Larson ’11L was the Mock Trial runner-up. Hannapel was the runner-up at this year’s John W. Davis Appellate Advocacy competition.

Margaret Hannapel '11L

Professor Morgan E. Scott, Jr., of-counsel to Woods Rogers, LLP and the former first Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of Virginia, judged the competition. Other students participating in the final round were Sara McManus ’10L and Claire Morneau ’11L. Victoria Corder ’10L and Robert Dean ’10L served as administrators for this year’s trial.

The Mock Trial Competition provides students the opportunity to plan litigation strategies, practice litigation techniques, prepare witnesses, and conduct a complete trial. Each competitor conducts one direct and one cross-examination and presents either an opening statement or closing argument. The competitors are also responsible for making and responding to objections while witnesses testify and presenting oral motions before trial.

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