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December 04, 2020 00:59:25
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Episode 40: Fall Season Roundtable (with Kate Hayner-Slattery)

For their third "roundtable" episode, Ben and Drew welcome Kate Hayner-Slattery of Northwestern Mock Trial. Ben, Drew and Kate discuss fall invitational results, case bias in Petrillo v. Martini/Peony Estates, and their general thoughts on the fall season and how our community is adapting to virtual Mock Trial. ...

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November 07, 2020 01:01:47
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Episode 39: The Fall 2020 Season (So Far)

Now that we've got a few weeks of virtual Mock Trial behind us, Ben and Drew sit down to discuss everything we're seen from the Fall 2020 season so far. Ben and Drew break down the AMTA invitational results, discuss Drew's recent experience at Empire, talk about Ben releasing State v. Gardner (the Maryland High School Mock Trial 2020-21 case packet), and go through what they're seeing so far with online mock trial and how it works. ...

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September 22, 2020 00:50:16
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Episode 38: Petrillo v. Martini & Peony Estates (with Michael Gelfand)

Civil Case Committee Chair and friend of the podcast Michael Gelfand joins Ben and Drew to discuss *Estate of Genesis Petrillo v. Harper Martini & Peony Estates*, the 2020-21 AMTA case packet. Mike covers what it has been like behind the scenes when the committee had to change topics on short notice, how the committee approached writing a packet they knew would be tried exclusively online, whether the committee was concerned about the complexity of a two-defendant case, and how the case committee approached building the stories and theories for this case. ...

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September 09, 2020 01:25:20
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Episode 37: Empire Mock Trial

Drew and Ben are joined by Empire Mock Trial Executive Director Justin Matarrese and Director of Competition Operations Viran Weerasekera to discuss the history and mission of Empire Mock Trial, how Viran designed PROcess (the digital tabulation and tournament management system used by Empire), whether Empire would ever consider reviving The Downtown, and how their organization is adapting to the new challenges of online mock trial. ...

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August 25, 2020 01:00:24
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Episode 36: Five National Champions (with Team 36)

Ben and Drew are joined on this episode by Team 36, the winning team at the inaugural One Last Time Tournament: Sonali Mehta and Georgia Lala of Duke, Steven Becker and Isabel Pentland of Tufts, and Elias Neibart of Emory. This episode is a wide-ranging discussion covering how their team came together, what it was like competing with people from other programs, thoughts on competing as attorneys and witnesses in virtual mock trial, how to use technology effectively, and what they'll remember about competing in AMTA. ...

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August 06, 2020 01:11:46
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Episode 35: One Last Time Tournament Preview (with Dan Peale)

Drew and Ben are joined by Dan Peale of UVA Mock Trial for a discussion on his time at Virginia, the emotion of two consecutive second place finishes at NCT, his experience at Trial by Combat, and how he and his team are preparing for the first-ever One Last Time Tournament. Then Ben and Drew break down the OLT field and talk about some of the unique challenges they think competitors and teams will face in an online format. ...

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