NORTHVIEW MOCK TRIAL
2015 STATE CHAMPIONS
About Mock Trial:
Mock Trial is not a club; it’s a team. The Mock Trial Team is an after school activity that engages students in acting, public speaking, and higher order thinking. Students learn courtroom procedures and facts about the American justice system by participating in simulated court cases in inter-school competition. Professional attorneys volunteer their time assisting the students in looking polished and acting professional in a courtroom setting.
Tryouts are held for the team in late November. The team practices several times a week in addition to our weekly full-group practice. The Regional Competition is held in late January or early February. If the team places in the top 3 at the Regional level, the season is extended and the team will compete at the District level at the beginning of March. If the team wins District, the team moves on to the State level in mid-March.
The Northview High School teacher coach is Elizabeth Lake. Our attorney coaches are Paul Dietrick, Jim Stewart, and Denise Abramow.
The Northview team was founded during the 2006 season.
2015 – State Champion
2014 – At State Competition: Outstanding attorneys Amber Scales (all 3 rounds) and Patrick Wu (all 3 rounds); Outstanding witness Harsha Sridhar (3 total awards including both courtrooms in final round)
2015 – District Champion
2015 – At District Competition: Outstanding attorneys Amber Scales (both rounds) and Patrick Wu (both rounds); Outstanding witness Mary Kate Korbisch (both rounds)
2015 – Region Champion
2015 – At Region Competition: Outstanding attorneys Amber Scales (all 3 rounds) and Patrick Wu (all 3 rounds); Outstanding witnesses Mary Kate Korbisch (all 3 rounds) and Harsha Sridhar
2014 – At District Competition: Outstanding attorney Amber Scales
2014 – Region Champion
2014 – At Region Competition: Outstanding attorneys Shreya Ganeshan and Patrick Wu; Outstanding witnesses Karsyn Archambeau, Tommy Bui, Mary Kate Korbisch, and Harsha Sridhar
2013 – State Runner-Up
2013 – At State Competition: Outstanding attorneys Alisha Goel, Harris Gu, Erin Smith, and Patrick Wu; Outstanding witnesses Madeline Evans, Amber Scales, and Harsha Sridhar
2013 – Region Champion
2013 – At Region Competition: Outstanding attorneys Alisha Goel, Erin Smith, and Shreya Ganeshan; Outstanding witnesses Harsha Sridhar and Amber Scales
2012 – At State Competition: Outstanding attorneys Rohan Lall and Alisha Goel; Outstanding witnesses Sehar Ali, Madeline Evans, and Amber Scales
2012 – Region Champion
2012 – At Region Competition: Outstanding attorneys Rohan Lall, Alisha Goel, and Leanne Harb; Outstanding witnesses Bryant Anthony, Madeline Evans, and Amber Scales
2011 – Outstanding attorneys Erin Smith, Rohan Lall, and Leanne Harb; Outstanding witness Madeline Evans.
2010 – Region runner-up
2010 – Outstanding attorneys Ross Beppler, Smitha Ganeshan, and Rohan Lall; Outstanding witnesses Lex Clary and Thea Dietrick
2009 – Region runner-up
2009 – Outstanding attorneys Smitha Ganeshan and Graham Sweeney; Outstanding witnesses Brooke Cameron and Kate Hettinger
2008 – Region runner-up
2008 – Outstanding attorneys Sheila Eshraghi and Saumya Venkatesan; Outstanding witnesses Veronica Evans and Jennifer Allman
Requirement for membership: Interest in the law profession and/or improvisational acting, tryout for position on team
Meetings: Official meetings are held after school on Tuesdays in room 501. During competition season, the team practices nearly every day, including weekends.