Rhodes’ Mock Trial Program To Host “Blues City Scrimmage”
Publication Date: 12/1/2011
Rhodes mock trial teams will conclude their fall schedule by competing in an 18-team “Blues City Scrimmage” to be held on the Rhodes campus Dec. 3-4. Following that event, the Rhodes A, B, C, and D teams will be named and will compete in the qualifying tournaments in the spring.
Current mock trial captains are Thomas Cull, Emily Hutson, Alex McGriff, Matthew Niegos, and Elizabeth White.
Mock Trial members are:
Rhodes Political Science Professor Marcus Pohlmann is the mock trial program’s coach and advisor. Other coaches this semester are Aaron Flynn, David Goudie, Kevin McCormick, Bill Monroe, Kashan Pathan , Shayla White-Purifoy, and Anna Smith.
Mock Trial is an academic activity designed to challenge those who are interested in law, debate, or other forms of forensics. Students are divided into teams and given a court case, which they must try as both the prosecution and the defense. Places on the team include both witness and attorney roles.
The Rhodes mock trial teams have qualified for the National Intercollegiate Mock Trial Tournament 25 consecutive years, a feat no other school has accomplished.