EIGHTH ANNUAL BILLIKEN BARRISTER MOCK TRIAL TOURNAMENT
BILLIKEN BARRISTERS MOCK TRIAL TOURNEY A HUGE SUCCESS
Saint Louis University's Mock Trial team held the 8th Annual Billikens Barrister mock trial tournament this weekend at the Thomas Eagleton Courthouse in downtown Saint Louis. The AMTA (American Mock Trial Association) sanctioned invitational included twelve teams from universities throughout the Midwest.
Each team competed in four trials throughout the weekend. The competition, which was the first competition for most teams this season, was intense and reflected more parity than is usual at an invitational tournament. By the end of the competition on Sunday, the top three teams were extremely close in win/loss records and separated by just a few points.
First place went to the team from the University of Kansas, with the University of Notre Dame coming in second and Saint Louis University coming in a very close third. Saint Louis University's teams also came away with several prestigious Top Attorney and Top Witness awards. SLU's Nidhi Narielwala, George Lankford and Brian Grievenkamp each garnered Best Attorney awards and Mark Holzum came home with a Best Witness award. Special thanks for making this a successful tournament goes to Rachel Marshall and Jim Woodward of the federal court staff and especially Kelley McCottrell, Administrative Secretary for the Pre-Law Department.
Saint Louis University Team 1505 Members - At the table, Paige Quirin and Hira Malik. Standing, Best Attorney Award winner Nidhi Narielwala.
Saint Louis University Team 1040 Members - At the table from right to left, Jacob Klinger, Neeraj Joshi, Brian Grievenkamp (standing) and Merrilyn Hoenemeyer. In the witness stand in back, George Lankford. Note: George and Brian both received Best Attorney awards.