The St. John's University Mock Trial team has earned a bid to
the opening round of the Championship Series of the National
Intercollegiate Mock Trial Tournament. In four rounds of trial
competition, the Red Storm finished third out of 21 teams at the
Regional Tournament hosted by Roger Williams University, RI, on
February 1–3, 2013.
Defeating squads from Princeton, Kings College, and the U.S. Coast
Guard Academy, St. John's earned a split decision with Fordham to
finish with a record of 6–1–1. This marks the 19th time in the
team's 21 years that it has received a bid to move on to the
nationals. The top seven teams to move forward include Fordham,
Kings College, University of Pennsylvania, Brown University,
Harvard, and Roger Williams.
"This has been one of the finest performances at regionals in the
history of the team," said Bernard Helldorfer, Esq., '77CBA, '80L,
professor and director of the legal studies program in the College
of Professional Studies.
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