Mock Trial Participates in Regional Competition

Mock Trial Participates in Regional Competition
Posted on 02/11/2019
Mock Trial 2019On Saturday, Feb. 2, more than 800 students and their family and friends entered courthouses across the state, excited to present the case of Rory Thomas v. Arya Davis, M.D. in the 27th NCAJ High School Mock Trial Regional Competition. Ninety-two teams took part in the event – the largest field ever! – proud to showcase their best trial advocacy skills as they argued whether Dr. Arya Davis was liable for medical malpractice in Sloane Thomas’s death by an opioid overdose. During their preparations, students learned, not only about civil law and courtroom procedures, but also about an important topic gripping our nation. In the process, students also gained self-confidence, persuasive speaking experience, and leadership skills. NDA team: Jackson Hall, Piper Westmoreland, Kayleigh Lawlor, Riley Pressley, Elijah Horton, Grace Buckner, Emma Gates (team captain), and Sam Akers. The team is coached by Paul Irvin, Kim Yurkovich, and our attorney coach - Mark Kurdys.