Nov. 5, 2004
Two Morningside College
students were the recipients of outstanding awards for their
performances at the 2004 Mock Trial Educators' Conference
and Newcomers' Tournament, held Oct. 22-24 at Hamline University
in St. Paul, Minn.
a sophomore from Sioux City, received the award for "Outstanding
Attorney" and Amanda Leu, a junior from Spencer, Iowa,
received the award for "Outstanding Witness."
Trial Team competed successfully in the competition against
Colgate University of Hamilton, New York. In addition to Hindman
and Leu, the team included Danielle Bueltel, Scott Corrie,
Aimee Corporon, Andrew Husk, Cassie Nguyen, and Steele
Welcher. The team recently reorganized after nearly a
ten-year absence. Faculty advisor for the Mock Trial Team
is Dr. Lillian Lopez, associate professor of history
and political science. Lawyer-coaches for the team are Alan
E. Fredregill and Daniel B. Shuck, partners in the law firm
of Heidman, Redmond, Fredregill, Patterson, Plaza, Dykstra,
and Prahl, LLP in Sioux City.
mock trial program was first organized in 1985 at Drake University
Law School in Des Moines, Iowa. Its purpose is to give undergraduate
students an opportunity to learn first hand about the work
of trial attorneys, understand the judicial system, develop
critical thinking, and enhance communication skills.
For more information
about the Mock Trial Team at Morningside College, contact
Dr. Lillian Lopez at (712) 274-5225.