Another record-breaking season for Rutgers Mock Trial has come to an end. After months of preparation, RUMTA's A-Team finished an incredible year at the National Championship Tournament (NCT) in Minneapolis, MN on April 20-22 and brought home an Honorable Mention trophy. Advancing to NCT is a feat only accomplished by the top 48 mock trial teams across the country. RUMTA faced the University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, Haverford College, and University of Alabama over three days of intense competition.
With a record of 6 wins, RUMTA placed 15th with an honorable mention in the St. Paul Division. RUMTA also congratulates Robert Servilio and Mike Kleynman on outstanding individual performances. Servilio earned his first All-American Witness award for his portrayal of expert witness Harper Karpis. Kleynman won two All-American Attorney awards for his work as both prosecution and defense counsel. Congratulations to both for their well-deserved awards!
This also marks the end of a long and dedicated mock trial career for two seniors: Katie Dale and Nicoletta Eby.
Katie began her mock trial career on the A-Team and immediately became an indispensable asset--portraying an ever-changing lineup of colorful and credible witnesses. She served on the E-Board as Vice President of External Relations, and competed at NCT 2018. Katie plans to attend graduate school in the near future and pursue a career in education.
During her three years in RUMTA, Nicoletta Eby served as VP of Operations, B-Team Captain, and President. She competed at NCT twice; in Los Angeles for NCT 2017 and in Minneapolis for NCT 2018. Nicoletta plans to attend law school and pursue a legal career. Congratulations, Katie and Nicoletta, on all of your success!
RUMTA is graciously sponsored by the Middlesex County Bar Foundation, the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs at Rutgers University, and the Rutgers Alumni Association. Thank you for your generosity, for this would not have been possible without your help.
RUMTA extends a huge thank you to Head Coach Michael Roberts, Esq. of Roberts & Teeter, LLC, Assistant Coach Rachel Holt, Assistant Coach Zaniah Maynor, and Assistant Coach Anish Patel.
That's a wrap on the 2017-18 season!