Eastern Kentucky University placed seventh in the 24-team Great American Mock Trial Invitational Nov. 3-4 in Washington, D.C.
“Invitations to this tournament are highly coveted,” said Dr. Sara Zeigler, one of four coaches for the team, “and the conventional wisdom says that a top-ten finish (there) is similar to a top-ten finish at the National Championship.”
The Eastern Kentucky University Mock Trial Team concluded its highly successful 2011-12 season with a 15th-place finish at the American Mock Trial Association National Championship Tournament in Minneapolis April 13-15.
Two mock trial teams from Eastern Kentucky University qualified for national competition with their performance at a regional event at Kennesaw State University Feb. 24-25.
The EKU teams finished sixth and seventh, earning bids to the Opening Round Championship, to be held at Furman University in Greenville, S.C., March 23-25.
The Eastern Kentucky University Mock Trial Team earned Honorable Mention (top 15) recognition in the National Championship Mock Trial Tournament, held April 15-17 in Des Moines, Iowa.
A forensic psychology class at Eastern Kentucky University enjoyed a different sort of field trip recently.
Rather than lecture about how psychologists offer testimony in court trials, Dustin Wygant, assistant professor of psychology, arranged for a demonstration that involved several EKU students.