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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September 02, 2022 01:01:26
Episode 71: Felder v Koller Campbell Air & Rhodes Mock Trial (with Anna Eldridge)

Episode 71: Felder v Koller Campbell Air & Rhodes Mock Trial (with Anna Eldridge)

Drew and Ben are joined by Anna Eldridge, the director of Rhodes Mock Trial, to discuss the 2022 case and Anna's history in AMTA. Anna goes through her origin story - including an incredible story of cross examining a former White House Press Secretary while in high school - and talks about what it's like to direct a program as storied as Rhodes. After that, Anna, Ben and Drew discuss the 2022 case, Felder v Koller Campbell Air, and get Anna's thoughts as a former AMTA case committee member on how the case reads to her and what she's watching for as the 2022-23 season gets underway. ...

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August 15, 2022 00:42:28
Episode 70: Rookie Rumble

Episode 70: Rookie Rumble

Ben and Drew discuss their experiences coaching at Rookie Rumble, the 2022 summer tournament hosted by AMTA and open to rising sophomores and juniors. Then Ben and Drew are joined by Katie Volpert of Penn Mock Trial to discuss winning Rookie Rumble with her teammates from Penn, Rutgers, and Georgia Tech. ...

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July 25, 2022 01:20:44
Episode 69: Board Meeting Review + Rookie Rumble Case

Episode 69: Board Meeting Review + Rookie Rumble Case

In the first segment, Ben and Drew are joined by Nat Warner to discuss the various motions at the 2022 AMTA Board of Directors meeting. In the second segment, Nat stays on and is joined by Kate Hayner-Slattery. Nat and Kate were both on the Rookie Rumble case committee, and they discuss the process for writing Arensman v. Scanlon and what they're looking forward to at the tournament itself. We hope you enjoy this nice episode of The Mock Review.  ...

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July 07, 2022 01:55:18
Episode 68: A Podcast Announcement + Board Meeting Preview

Episode 68: A Podcast Announcement + Board Meeting Preview

Ben and Drew start by announcing that we are launching a Patreon to help us hire an editor for the show. The first fifteen minutes of the episode discuss why we're hiring an editor and how our Patreon and Discord will work. (Spoiler alert: there's a free tier!) After that, Ben and Drew go through all eleven invention of fact motions that are set for debate this coming weekend at the AMTA Board Meeting in San Diego, and discuss the merits and potential issues with each motion. We know this is a very long episode, but we wanted to try and go through every motion in as much detail as possible to provide some information before the meeting.  ...

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67

June 06, 2022 01:07:34
Episode 67: 2022 Trial by Combat Preview (with Phil Pasquarello)

Episode 67: 2022 Trial by Combat Preview (with Phil Pasquarello)

Drexel Law Trial Competition Director Phil Pasquarello joins the show for a wide-ranging discussion on Mock Trial and the 2022 Trial by Combat competition. Phil goes through his time at Delaware as an AMTA competitor, what his program at Drexel Law is like, why he started his very successful video series WatchMock, and more. Phil then addresses the criticism raised on Mock Trial Confessions about this year's TBC field, and gives us a small preview of what to expect in this year's case.  ...

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May 04, 2022 01:12:32
Episode 66: Nationals Analysis

Episode 66: Nationals Analysis

Ben and Drew discuss results from both divisions at the 2022 AMTA National Championship Tournament, and then discuss a number of topics including COVID protocols at Nationals, the 2022-23 case preview, and the potential summer tournament for freshmen and sophomores. At the end of the episode, Ben and Drew remember some of the best props in AMTA cases, and look back on a challenging but successful 2021-22 season.  ...

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