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Release Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014 7:49 PM
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Howard University Mock Trial Team to Compete
in Championship Tournament

 

 
The Howard University Mock Trial Team: D'Sean Williams-Brown, Joshua Crockett, Edward P. Harding, III, Jamison Harris, Nicholas Taylor, Mercedes Parker, Sha'Huni Robinson, Gavin Reagins, Aliayah Baaith, and Jeryd Wilder.

WASHINGTON (March 20, 2014) - The award-winning Howard University Mock Trial Team has advanced to the American Mock Trial Association's Opening Rounds Championship Tournament, hosted by the University of Virginia.

The tournament will take place on Saturday, March 22, and Sunday, March 23, at the E. BarrettPrettyman Federal Courthouse (333 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001). The event is free and open to the public.

“The team is ready to engage in fierce competition,” said Angela Minor, Esq., faculty advisor for the team. “We are grateful to the Howard University community for it’s continued support.”

During the competition, Howard’s team members will play the roles of five leading attorneys and four leading witnesses who will argue a criminal matter in the federal courthouse.The case  involves an armed robbery which resultedin theinvoluntary murder of a victim.

The Howard team, represented by seniors Jamsion Harris and Aliayah Baaith; juniors Mercedes Parker, Jeryd Wilder andD'Sean Williams-Brown; and sophomores Edward Harding, III, Gavin Reagins, Nicholas Taylor, and Sha'huni Robinson,will compete against multiple colleges and universities, including Rutgers, Penn State, George Washington, Princeton, Americanand the University of Maryland.

The team will argue for prosecution and defense four rounds: two rounds on Saturday  and two rounds on Sunday. For more information, visit here.

 

 


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Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at www.howard.edu.


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