RUMTA's 2017-18 Season Starts Strong!

After a record-breaking 2016-17 season, the Rutgers University Mock Trial Association is ready to kick off the 2017 Fall Invitational season! After RUMTA’s most competitive tryout season yet, with over 70 students trying out, RUMTA’s teams are comprised of some of Rutgers University’s best and brightest.


Our new and returning competitors are led by RUMTA’s recently elected executive board, panel of captains, and coaches:

Executive Board:
Nicoletta Eby, President
Katie Dale, VP of External Relations
Sami Berg, VP of Finance
Christine Botvinnik, VP of Operations
Lucy Huang, VP of PR/Recruitment
Michael Nanchanatt, Tournament Director

Michael Nanchanatt, A-Team Captain
Anu Chugh, B-Team Captain
Aasha Shaik, C-Team Captain

Michael B. Roberts, Esq., Head Coach
Rachel Holt, J.D., Assistant Coach
Zaniah Maynor, Assistant Coach
Anish Patel, Assistant Coach

RUMTA President Nicoletta Eby comments on the tryout process and the upcoming season: “This was, by far, our most competitive tryout season yet,” says Eby. “But our team has some real talent, and I’m very much looking forward to a successful year.”

This semester, the teams are ardently preparing for their upcoming invitationals. A-Team kicks off their season at the Columbia University Big Apple Invitational Tournament on October 21 & 22, while B & C-Teams kick off their season at the Fordham University Mock Trial Invitational on October 14 & 15.

Along with the upcoming invitationals at other universities, RUMTA is also excited to host their first-ever mock trial tournament on their own home turf: the Scarlet Knight Mock Trial Invitational. SKMTI will be held on the Rutgers University - New Brunswick campus on November 11th & 12th. “This is our first year running a tournament, and we are very impressed by how large and competitive our field of teams is,” says Tournament Director Michael Nanchanatt. For more information on SKMTI or volunteering as a judge, please contact

RUMTA extends a huge thank you to our coaches, alumni, and sponsors for their unwavering guidance and support throughout the years. We are looking forward to another successful and record-breaking year. Stay tuned for more updates on RUMTA's competition season!