The Macalester Trials

November 4-6, 2010
Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

Cornell Mock Trial traveled to St. Paul, Minnesota to compete in the Macalester Trials November 4 through 6.  In a field of 46 teams that including programs such as the University of Chicago, University of Southern California, and the University of Iowa, Cornell took home two teams awards, finishing Sixth and Fourth in the field.  Team 1313, consisting of Tim Bingham, James Hoeffgen, Claire McGuire, Elle Pope, Tommy Cooke, and Leonard Schlanger, took sixth place with a record of 6 wins and 2 losses, defeating teams from the University of Wisconsin - Superior and the University of Minnesota - Duluth, and splitting with squads from University of Minnesota - Twin Cities and the University of Iowa.  Team 1314, consisting of Brandon Crawford, Melissa Mannon, Tom Kirk, Neil McCray, David Miller, Angela Lubkeman, Mackenzie Dreeszen, and Albert Lin, took fourth place with a record of 6 wins, 1 loss, and 1 tie, defeating teams from the University of St. Thomas, the University of Chicago, and the University of Southern California, and tying and dropping their only ballot to Macalester College.  In the teams second "official" outing of the year, this is an excellent indicator of great things to come.

Rounding out the team awards, Cornell also had four individuals recognized for outstanding individual performances.  For the second tournament in a row, Brandon Crawford was recognized both as an outstanding witness for his portrayal of Dr. Ashley Norton, a chemist specializing in the downfalls of breathalyzer testing, and an outstanding attorney for his great work as a prosecutor representing the State of Midlands.  Tim Bingham was also honored as an outstanding attorney, receiving his honor for his portrayal of a defense attorney defending wrongfully accused Danny Dawson.  Finally, Neil McCray was recognized as an outstanding witness for his portrayal of Ryan Foster, a police officer specializing in accident reconstruction.

Many congratulations to the entire Cornell College Mock Trial team for putting in the long hours required to bring about such great results.