Lee University Mock Trial Competes At Tulane University

  • Saturday, February 17, 2024
  • Iris Luce, Lee University
The Lee University Mock Trial team at Tulane University, following their competition
The Lee University Mock Trial team at Tulane University, following their competition

The Lee University Mock Trial team competed at Tulane University’s “Battle at the Bayou” tournament in New Orleans, La. 

According to Paul Atherton, a senior political science major and president of LUMT, the team faced some of the toughest competitors in the nation, including Tulane, American University, Rhodes College, and University of Georgia. 

“This was the most challenging invitational Mock Trial has attended for a long time,” said Mr. Atherton. “Nevertheless, despite being a team of predominantly first year competitors, we stood toe-to-toe with these programs.” 

Though LUMT did not score in the top five, Mr. Atherton won an Outstanding Attorney Award, which is given to attorneys who receive high marks on their scoring ballots. This is Mr. Atherton’s 10th award, making him the recipient of the most awards so far for LUMT students during their time on the team.  

“I am very proud of our Mock Trial Team,” said Dr. Mark Scully, associate professor of political science and faculty sponsor for LUMT. “They went to New Orleans and competed with some of the best teams in the country. Every ballot they won was hard-fought and well deserved, and they are perhaps better positioned to compete in the regional competition than ever before.” 

LUMT will compete against other advanced teams during the regional tournaments during Feb 23-25 in Columbia, S.C. 

To learn more about Lee University Mock Trial or support the team, contact Mr. Atherton at mocktrial@leeuniversity.edu or visit their Instagram at leeumocktrial. 


PHOTO: (1) The Lee University Mock Trial team is shown here at Tulane University, following their recent competition. (2) Paul Atherton is shown here with his Outstanding Attorney Award.

 

Paul Atherton with his Outstanding Attorney Award
Paul Atherton with his Outstanding Attorney Award
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