The Mock Review with Ben and Drew

Ben Garmoe of UMBC Mock Trial and Drew Evans of Haverford Mock Trial discuss and debate anything and everything connected to mock trial.

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August 21, 2019 01:36:01
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Episode 19: Two National Champions*

While this year was a bit tougher to pull off a "Two National Champions" episode, Ben and Drew do their best. On the latest Mock Review episode, the hosts discuss Trial by Combat with the 2019 champion, Stephen Johnson. Ben and Drew are also joined by "member of the team who scored the most ballot points in the 2019 National Final", Adam Chase of Yale, to discuss his AMTA witness career, the aftermath of that controversial 2019 final, and his favorite rejected jokes that were left on the cutting room floor. ...

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August 15, 2019 01:11:03
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Episode 18: 2019 Board Meeting Rundown

Ben and Drew discuss everything that happened at the 2019 American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) Board of Directors meeting in Cincinatti, including a new pairing system for ORCS, several different proposals for changing our tournament structure, the new time limits for opening and closing statements, and the proposed rule to limit each program to one team at the National Championship Tournament. ...

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June 20, 2019 01:23:15
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Episode 17: 2019 Trial by Combat Preview

On the latest episode, Ben and Drew chat again with Justin Bernstein about the 2019 Trial by Combat tournament hosted by Drexel Law and UCLA Law, and get an exclusive preview of the case before its release on Friday. Additionally, 2019 Trial by Combat competitor Jonathan Kuang (of UCLA Mock Trial) joins the podcast to talk about west coast mock, his disastrous first attempt at playing a witness, and why he's excited to compete at TBC. ...

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April 14, 2019 01:44:04
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Episode 16: Nationals Analysis, Part One (and ORCS Analysis, Week Two)

On the newest episode, Drew and Ben dive into the results from the 35th AMTA National Championship, excluding the final round which will be the focus of another episode soon. Your hosts also look back at the season as a whole and briefly discuss the newly finalized 2019 Trial by Combat field. This episode also contains the ORCS Week Two analysis that was recorded before Nationals but was not released before Nationals because Ben was prepping his team to compete. ...

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March 19, 2019 00:44:24
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Episode 15: ORCS Analysis, Week One

Editor's note: this episode was recorded before the second weekend of ORCS, but Ben didn't finish editing it until now because he was preparing his team for their own ORCS. He's very sorry. On this week's episode, Drew and Ben discuss the first set of results from 2019 Opening Round Championship Series tournaments and go through the implications of having only five Nationals bids from each ORCS. ...

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March 06, 2019 01:17:48
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Episode 14: Regionals Analysis, Week Three

On the latest episode, Drew and Ben chat with Bruno Paes Leme and Gaby Pinzon of Florida International about earning ORCS bids in their first two years as a program. Ben and Drew also go through the eleven (!) Regionals in week three and discuss their own experience at the Owings Mills Regional, and then finish up by looking ahead to ORCS. ...

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