EKU Mock Trial Triumphs at Kennesaw State
EKU Mock Trial teams placed first and third at the 11th Annual Owl Classic hosted by Kennesaw State University at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School on October 16, 2021. EKU’s first-place team defeated teams from Georgia Southern University and Georgia Tech, while its third-place team earned victories over Kennesaw State and Lee University.
Four EKU students earned individual awards for their performances at the tournament. Carley Frost, a sophomore political science major from London, was honored with an Outstanding Witness Award. Abbey Birch, a senior political science and criminal justice major from Union; Ethan Fowlie, a senior fire protection engineering and arson investigation major from Saint Charles, Missouri; and Danielle Underwood, a senior paralegal science major from Olive Hill, earned Outstanding Attorney Awards. Frost and Fowlie are members of the EKU Honors Program.
The competition was EKU’s inaugural tournament of the season, and its first in-person meet following a highly successful online season in the 2020-21 academic year. “The students, and all of us, were grateful for the opportunity to get back into a live courtroom setting,” said Tom Parker, one of EKU’s coaches. The program’s competition schedule this season includes in-person and online tournaments, giving students an opportunity to become proficient in both settings. EKU will compete next in an online tournament hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
The EKU Mock Trial Program is sponsored by EKU’s College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences (CLASS). Faculty coaches include Tom Parker, Lynnette Noblitt, and James Pennington (all from the EKU Department of Government), as well as Sarah Jo Jacobs, a theatre instructor at the EKU School of Music.
Published on October 19, 2021