By Laila Riedell ’21
The relatively unknown Regis Jesuit Mock Trial Teams recently tried a case in a simulated courtroom, competing against almost 30 other teams in order to find the best of the aspiring lawyers in the nation.
This year, the Regis Jesuit Mock Trial teams, coached by practicing lawyers, worked hard for months to compete in the Regional Mock Trial Competition held by the Colorado Bar Association at the Arapahoe County Courthouse. The Regis Jesuit A Team came home from this competition on February 24th with the first place prize, and the B Team with the third.
From there, the two teams worked hard for two more weeks, perfecting their cases to compete at the State competition on March 9th.
This year is the fourth year in a row that both the Regis Jesuit A and B teams have competed at the State Competition. The A Team has even had the opportunity in the past to take their case to the National Competition.
At the 2018 State Competition in Greeley, Colorado, the A Team received fourth place and the B Team received 13th out of the 28 competing teams.
Junior Claire Brennon comments on the B Team’s success, saying, “I am so proud of our team for getting so far. We gave it all we could this year, and it really paid off.”
After working for hours every day together for months, Regis Jesuit’s Mock Trial teams have also created lasting bonds and friendships. Junior Alyssa Cordero, says, “My favorite part about this whole experience has been the people. Our teams really came together, and I couldn’t be more proud.”