Legal Society Defeats UNH in Mock Trial Event

Legal Society Defeats UNH in Mock Trial Event

February 04, 2013

Lasell's Legal Society celebrated its first American Mock Trial Association win against stiff competition against the University of New Hampshire in a weekend contest at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH. The eight-member Lasell team also competed against the University of Massachusetts/Amherst and Boston University at the regional event.

"It was a great experience, especially for someone who wants to go to law school," Carolyn Kenniston '13 said. "It showed us the realities of a trial, from preparation to actually being in the courtroom. It was a long process and a lot of work, but I'm so proud of our team and for our first Lasell College win ever."

Justice Studies Professor Steven Rosenthal coached the team who argued a civil case, Allen v. Neptune Underwater Expeditions, about an individual diver who died while on a Neptune tour. The decedent's wife brought suit against Neptune for negligence; the Lasell Legal Society team was charged with proving that the company was at fault for the death of her husband.

In 2011, Lasell won the Spirit Award for most professional team at an American Mock Trial Association regional event.

Shown in photo, back row, left to right: Carolyn Kenniston '13, Gabrielle Dylag '14, Ryan Mahoney '13, Matthew Dugan '14, Professor Steven Rosenthal, Xiomara Manning '15 and Ginna Giraldo '13. Front, Frankie Leone '13 and Jamie Marshall '13.