Baylor mock trial team headed to nationals for 2nd time in 3 years
The nation’s best mock trial teams will converge on Los Angeles this weekend for the American Mock Trial National Championship Tournament — and for the second time in three years, the Baylor undergraduate mock trial team will be among them.
Last month, the Baylor team earned the right to advance thanks to their best-ever second-place finish in the regional round in Memphis — a particularly impressive finish for a team that went in ranked 38th in the nation. In addition to the team accomplishments, freshman history major Brandon Cooper was named one of the regional tournament’s 10 outstanding witnesses.
For Baylor, the last Texas school standing in the tournament, this year’s achievement marks the second time in three years they’ve advanced to the nationals. Out of hundreds of teams across the country, only 48 teams (less than 7%) reached the national championship. To get there, the 30+ Baylor team members have pitted their skills against other top national students, advocating fictional court cases and taking on the roles of attorneys, forensic scientists and more.
The national championships take place Apr. 21-23 at UCLA.
Sic ’em, Baylor Undergraduate Mock Trial!