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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February 11, 2022 01:02:37
Episode 59: Regionals Analysis, Week One

Episode 59: Regionals Analysis, Week One

Ben and Drew break down the first weekend of 2022 Regionals results. We're also joined by Amaya Ronczyk, President of Dillard Mock Trial. Amaya discusses what it felt like to earn Dillard's first bid to ORCS since 2018, and also speaks on the role that HBCUs play in our community, what it's like to compete at an HBCU, and what AMTA should be doing to support HBCUs and encourage competitive diversity in Mock Trial.  ...

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January 16, 2022 00:29:02
Emergency Podcast: AMTA Moves All 2022 Regionals Online

Emergency Podcast: AMTA Moves All 2022 Regionals Online

Ben and Drew discuss the recent news that all 2022 AMTA Regional tournaments will be held online. ...

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December 28, 2021 01:01:21
Episode 58: Looking Back at Fall 2021 (with Dan Cohen)

Episode 58: Looking Back at Fall 2021 (with Dan Cohen)

Ben and Drew are back from a brief fall hiatus, and they are joined by Penn State President Dan Cohen to break down the Fall 2021 season! Ben, Drew and Dan go through results from a small number of fall tournaments, including Mumbo Jumbo, Tobacco Road, AAMTI, Mock at the Rock, Yale, Mocktopia, GAMTI, and Boston Tea Party. Then, the panel discusses the rise in COVID cases and the potential impact on the AMTA season. At the beginning of the show, Ben and Drew take a few moments to acknowledge the passing of Stanford Mock Trial Head Coach Thom Scher, and reflect on Thom's impact on the Mock Trial community.  ...

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October 29, 2021 01:00:28
Episode 57: In-Person Mock Trial is Back* (with Riya Lakkaraju)

Episode 57: In-Person Mock Trial is Back* (with Riya Lakkaraju)

After a short hiatus while Drew survives 1L, The Mock Review is back! Ben and Drew are joined by Riya Lakkaraju of Emory Mock Trial for a full report on how in-person mock trial looks right now. Riya discusses competing in a mask while Ben reports from the virtual season. After that, Ben, Drew and Riya debate how the AMTA season is going to look and discuss which teams are separating from the pack this early in the year.  ...

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August 30, 2021 00:34:34
Episode 56: State of Midlands v. Dakota Sutcliffe (with Neal Schuett)

Episode 56: State of Midlands v. Dakota Sutcliffe (with Neal Schuett)

Criminal Case Committee Chair Neal Schuett returns to the show to discuss the 2021-22 case, State of Midlands v. Dakota Sutcliffe. Neal answers questions about the origins of the arson charge and the retrial aspect, why the defendant isn't testifying, and how the committee prepared for the possibility of a hybrid season. Bonus topics include the "live fire" demonstrative possibilites and Neal's perspective on why the committee decided to burn down Chuggie's. (Editor's note: how dare they.) ...

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August 10, 2021 00:59:39
Episode 55: 2021 Board Meeting Rundown

Episode 55: 2021 Board Meeting Rundown

Ben was present in Denver for the 2021 AMTA Board of Directors meeting, and in this episode Ben and Drew break down what happened at that meeting. Ben goes through what was discussed during the Tournament Administration Committee (TAC) meeting, how AMTA reached their decision on the format for the 2022 season, and his general impressions on how the board meeting went. Then Drew and Ben discuss other motions that were passed at the board meeting, and briefly discuss the results of the 2021 One Last Time Tournament.  ...

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