Sept. 11, 2006
Members of the Morningside College Mock Trial Team will hold a mock trial demonstration on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 11:45 a.m. in the UPS Auditorium of the Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Avenue. The free event is sponsored by the Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS) at Morningside and is open to the public.
Students will present a condensed version of the 2005-2006 Mock Trial criminal kidnapping case “The State of Midlands v. Tyler Perry.”
Students participating in the demonstration include Jill Bohnker, Amber Clausen, Nicole Cleveland, Aimee Corporon, Scott Corrie, Zach Hindman, Katie Kotlik, Casaday Nguyen, Ilisja Sheri, Tucker Tejkl, Tara Tripplet, and Samantha Wenger.
Morningside’s Mock Trial Team reorganized in the fall of 2004 after nearly a ten-year absence. Educational coach for the Mock Trial Team is Dr. Lillian Lopez, associate professor of history and political science. Lawyer-coach for the team is Daniel B. Shuck, partner in the law firm of Heidman, Redmond, Fredregill, Patterson, Plaza, Dykstra, and Prahl LLP in Sioux City.
The undergraduate 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.