Monday, January 24, 2011

TMT in the Tufts Daily

Check out the article about TMT posted in the Tufts Daily on January 24. The article gives a recap of the success of the fall semester and a look ahead.

Click here to view the article.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Website

January 2010
Tufts Mock Trial is proud to present its brand new, fully redesigned website! Spread the link - - and click around.

Tufts Mock Trial Competes at Nationals for the First Time

JUNE 7, 2010
For the first time in its short history, TMT earned a bid to the 2010 Collegiate Mock Trial Tournament held in Memphis, Tennessee. Although the teamed finished 2-6 in the tournament, the opportunity to compete on the national level is an experience that the team is grateful for, and will attempt to build upon. Tufts Mock Trial hope that this experience will be one that the team can use to catapult further bids to the national tournament, and will utilize the lessons learned to improve for the 2010-2011 season.


MARCH 28, 2010
This past weekend, Team 1406, competing at the Boston Opening Round Championship Series (ORCS) shattered all past TMT records, going 7-1 and placing second in the tournament. The performance earned TMT a bid to the National Finals which will take the team back to Memphis, TN. The National Finals are set to take place from April 16-18th. This win marks what has been TMT's most successful season in its short history and a record of continual improvement every year. The team, led by Co-President Rebekah Sokol '10 and Jon Lautin '11, competed against some of the strongest teams in the country. TMT achieved their 7-1 record against Yale A, Dartmouth A, Harvard B, and Colby. The point differential on the single lost ballot to Yale in the first round was a single point!
Nicholas LoCastro '12 turned in a phenomenal performance as Dr. Loren Charney, earning himself an Outstanding Witness Award and the distinction of being the only witness at the tournament to achieve 20/20 ranks. LoCastro's award continues TMT's tradition of winning at least one witness award with 20/20 ranks. Last year, Co-President Jim Wright '09 and Jennifer Perlmutter '11 accomplished the same feat at the Memphis ORCS. Also turning in strong performances were Sammy Sazer as an attorney on Prosecution and Defense, Eric Garcia for his portrayal of the flamboyant Alex Grace and the tremendously successful hostile witness Shannon Stark. Suzanne Schlossberg '12 turned in a phenomenal performance of Adrian Malone, the slick car salesman; Robyn Lindenberg '11 played an outstanding Jackie Owens; Tomas Garcia '12 showcased his first rate acting skills as Detective Finch; and Anisha Gandhi '11 also played an excellent, quirky Hunter Baxamusa. Rebekah Sokol continued her dominance of defense closing arguments and further asserted her love for the velcro demonstrative while Jon Lautin turned in a similarly strong performance during the defense's opening statement. Alex Baskin '13 demonstrated his phenomenal math skills as the team's timekeeper while gaining valuable insight into competing at such a high level.
More information on Tufts Mock Trial's historic performance at the Boston ORCS can be found in the 3/29/10 edition of the Tufts Daily. 


FEBRUARY 14, 2010
This past weekend, Team 1406, led by Co-Captains Rebekah Sokol '10 and Nicholas LoCastro '12, earned a bid to the Boston ORCS at the Providence, RI Regional. Team 1406 won 5.5 ballots against very strong competition including Princeton and Harvard. On team 1406, Nicholas LoCastro earned an All-Region Witness Award with 18 ranks for his portrayal of Dr. Loren Charney on the Defense and Rebekah Sokol earned an All-Region Attorney Award with 18 ranks on the Prosecution.
Team 1409, led by Co-Captains Dan Slate '11 and Rachael Alldian '12, also competing at Providence, won 2.5 ballots. Simone Williams '11 earned an All-Region Witness Award with 18 ranks for her portrayal of Detective Ari Finch on the Prosecution and Dan Slate earned an All-Region Attorney Award with 17 ranks on the Prosecution.
The remaining two TMT teams compete next weekend at the Worcester, MA AMTA Regional Tournament. Stay tuned for news about the results of that competition! 


MAY 7, 2009
Tufts Mock Trial was recently featured in the weekly edition of Tufts E-news. Check out the article here:


MARCH 29, 2009
Tufts Mock Trial had a great weekend in Memphis.  Team 1401 led by Co-Presidents Jim Wright '09 and Rebekah Sokol '10 earned 3 wins (2-4-2). Team 1402 led by Co-Captains Scott Schreiber '09 and Dan Slate '11 earned 5 wins (4-2-2) and an honorable mention, 1 win short of the 6 wins necessary for a bid to Iowa. Jim Wright '09 and Jennifer Perlmutter '11 both won witness awards with a perfect 20 ranks.  TMT hit excellent opponents such as University Texas at Austin, Bellarmine, as well as the Air Force Academy.
Congratulations to all members of Tufts Mock Trial 1401 and 1402 teams!  We also thank parents and alum for joining us in Memphis, particularly past Co-Presidents Sam Bookin LA '06, Lindsey Lautin LA '06 and Hailey Fitzgerald LA '08.

TMT Wins 3rd Bid at Bristol, RI Regional!

February 22, 2009
Team 1401, competing at the Bristol, RI Regional Tournament wins TMT's 3rd overall bid, this one to the Greenville, SC Open Round Championship Series (ORCS). Sam Sazer and Josh Hale brought home "Best Attorney" and "Best Witness" awards respectively for Team 1401. Dan Rosenblum brought home a "Best Witness" award for Team 1402, also competing at Bristol.

TMT Wins 2 Bids from Boston, MA Regional!

February 9, 2009

Teams 1401 and 1402, both competing at the Boston, MA Regional Tournament, win bids to the Memphis, TN Open Round Championship Series (ORCS). Tomas Garcia and Eric Garcia, both from Team 1401, and Jim Wright from Team 1402, brought home "Best Witness" awards. Team 1402 also won the "Spirit of AMTA" award.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Mumbo Jumbo 2009

Congratulations to all those who competed at the second annual "Mumbo Jumbo" invitational tournament held on November 14-15, 2009. The tab summary is linked below. With 18 teams from across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region, the tournament proved to be even more competitive than its last year's event. Inquiries regarding scoring can sent through e-mail to . Tufts Mock Trial is already looking forward to the 2010 "Mumbo Jumbo" invitational!