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Lasell Legal Society Wins Award at Mock Trial Competition

February 4, 2011


Seven members of the Lasell Legal Society competed this weekend for the first time in a regional mock trial competition sponsored by the American Mock Trial Association, receiving the Spirit Award for the most professional team.

The team competed from Friday, February 4 through Sunday February 6, in four rounds against teams from 24 colleges and universities in the New England area who all vied for a spot at the championship level of competition.

"This is the first time that Lasell College was represented in this mock trial competition. The students did great and we won the AMTA Spirit Award for the most professional team as voted upon by the other participating college teams," said Lasell Justice Studies Professor Linda Bucci.

Participating in the competition were:
Freshmen: Sarah Main, Amanda Johnson, Serah Wise
Sophomores: Ginna Geraldo, Ryan Mahoney, Jamie Marshall
Junior: Sally Jean-Baptiste

Professor Steven Rosenthal coached the team.

The members of the Legal Society met bi-weekly since last Fall to prepare for the competition. They also practiced over the January break.

The civil case is Davis v. The Happyland Toy Company- which involves a young child who has died allegedly as a result of ingesting a toy called Princess Beads, made by the toy company. The Davis family can pursue a claim of negligence per se or strict liability.



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