Ivy Leaf - Spring 2003

Mock Trial Regional Tourney comes to Penn State Altoona

More than 300 students from New York and Pennsylvania came to Penn State Altoona this semester to sharpen their debate skills and learn first-hand about the work of trial attorneys during the Mock Trial Regional Tournament. The three-day tournament included 29 teams from 13 colleges and universities, including two teams from Penn State Altoona. Mock Trial is a competition between prosecution (or plaintiff) and defense teams, consisting of undergraduate students taking on the roles of attorneys and witnesses in a criminal or civil legal issue. The American Mock Trial Association sanctions the competition and annually provides case material on a hypothetical issue.