2nd Annual Scarlet Knight Mock Trial Invitational a Success!

This weekend the Rutgers University Mock Trial Association hosted the second ever Scarlet Knight Mock Trial Invitational Tournament, building on the incredible milestone set last year. The invitational weekend was a great success, with 32 collegiate teams and over 50 volunteer lawyers and judges in attendance.

The tournament was hosted on November 17th and 18th on the College Avenue campus in New Brunswick. Competitors participated in rounds in the Academic Building and in Murray Hall in the Voorhees Mall. Not only did RUMTA host the tournament, but out very own B-Team competed in rounds against Hamilton College, University of Alabama, University of Chapel Hill-Raleigh, and University of Maryland-Baltimore. Junior Emmett Laurie received 16 ranks as defense opener and freshman Amanda Rovner received 17 ranks as defense eyewitness Hunter Cooper. Congratulations to these two, the rest of B-Team, the tournament winner Wesleyan University, and everyone who competed this weekend!

Essential to SKMTI’s success was the support from our coaches, alumni, advisers, and sponsors. The feedback received about our facilities, judging pool, and tournament staff would not have been possible without the months of hard work and dedication from everyone involved.

From left : Michael Nanchanatt, Rohit Purma, Zoe Chang, Aabha Joshi, Veronica Bido

From left: Michael Nanchanatt, Rohit Purma, Zoe Chang, Aabha Joshi, Veronica Bido

RUMTA would like to thank our fearless Tournament Director Michael Nanchanatt, Assistant Tournament Director Zoe Chang, Judging Coordinator Veronica Bido, head coach Michael Roberts, and the Tab Room Director Rohit Purma and Tab Room Assistant Director Aabha Joshi for their hard work behind the scenes in making sure everything was running smoothly. We would also like to thank the RUMTA E-board and all of our members for their efforts during the weekend and for representing RUMTA and Rutgers with such poise. Of course, we also thank all of our alumni who returned to judge and assist, Roberts & Teeter, LLC, RAM Law LLC, the Rutgers Alumni Association, and the Middlesex County Bar Foundation. This support was crucial to SKMTI’s success for the second year running, and we look forward to working with you for future invitationals.

Looking forward, RUMTA is still kicked in high gear with the second half of the fall invitational season. This weekend, A and B-Team will be competing at Yale University’s invitational, and C-Team will be attending Penn State University’s Happy Valley Invitational.

For more information on joining the RUMTA family as a competitor, coach, or sponsor, please contact rumocktrial05@gmail.com.