The University of Arizona Mock Trial has had so many amazing members throughout the years, all of which have played an important role in shaping this program.
This year The University of Arizona Mock Trial had five teams that competed throughout the year. Two teams were able to directly advance from their regionals, allowing them to compete in ORCs. Our program then had a team progress to Nationals, of which did so well that they placed fifth in their division and top ten in the country.
2018 Senior Spotlight
Below are all the amazing seniors who were part of the 2017-2018 season of this program. Each and every single senior was part of this record breaking year. Thank you for all you have done and we cannot wait to see what you do in the future!
Madison Dodge joined MTUA her junior year and the program just hasn’t been the same since. Any award that she has ever received, she has been more than deserving of it. Beyond the titles Madison has put in countless hours for this club and her hard work and dedication does not go unrecognized. Madison graduated with a double major in History and Political Science with honors and a minor in Spanish, all while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. We are so lucky to be able to welcome her back next year as a MTUA coach during her gap year before law school. We love you and are so proud of you for all that you have accomplished.
Katie Stiff is a 3-year mocker and one of the program’s best witnesses. Katie has won a number of individual awards for her witnesses, including an all-regional witness award and an all-national witness award. Katie graduated last week with a double major in law and political science and a minor in gender and women’s studies. Now that she is done with her undergraduate career, Katie has plans to move to New York City and aspires to take her comedic witnessing skills to the real world by working for Comedy Central. Congrats on graduating Katie! MTUA will miss you!
Despite being in the program for only 2 years, Nick is one of the most dedicated mockers in the program. Nick was the tournament director this year, and our UA hosted Gunslinger Invitational would not have been as successful as it was this year without him. We were very fortunate to have Nick as one of our openers at nationals. Nick graduated with a BA in Philosophy, Politics, Economics, And Law with honors. Next year Nick will be taking a year off to go back to his home state of Ohio to work, and he plans to go to law school the following year. Thank you for all of your hard work, Nick. We know you’re going places and we can’t wait to see where those places will be.
Alena Hassan joined the program last year and we’ve been so lucky to have her. Alena’s theater background has contributed to her spectacular witnessing and attorneying. Alena is a great teacher and was a captain for most of the year this year. Her attorneying and witnessing were very helpful this year as she was on the team that got the bid to nationals. Alena graduated with honors in Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law with a minor in Theater Arts. Next year she will be moving up to Phoenix to work at Phillips Law Group and plans to go to law school the following year. Good work Alena! MTUA is very proud of you!
Max DiBaise has been in our program for all 4 years of his undergraduate career. Max is the go-to on anything expert related. Max really shined this year at regionals and ORCS, where he took home an all-regional witness award and an all-national witness award. Max graduated this year with his degree in biomedical engineering. Max will be attending Santa Clara School of Law in the fall and we can’t wait to see what his future holds! Congratulations Max! Good luck in law school!
Mariah Latimer joined our program two years ago and we are so sad to see her go. Mariah has been an attorney the past two years and she is always killing it. Her presence in the court room is always captivating and we will all miss watching her in action. Mariah graduated with her BS in Criminal Justice from UA. Mariah plans to take her attorney-ing to the real world, but before she can do that, the first step is law school. Mariah will be attending George Mason School of Law in Fairfax, Virginia in the fall. Congratulations on graduating and good luck in law school!
Jennifer Luna is our only graduate that was a first year mocker this year, but we were happy to have her for the short time that we did. Jen was always a hard worker and was always looking to improve her craft. It was so fun to watch her grow as a mocker this year. Jen graduated with her BA in law and a minor in English. Not only did she graduate with the BA in Law, she’s actually the face of UA’s BA in Law program. This fall Jen will be heading to Palo Alto to attend Stanford Law School. Congrats Jen! We can’t wait to see what you do at Stanford and with the rest of your legal career!
Isaac Rounseville is a 4-year mocker who has played such an important role in our program over the years. Isaac can do it all, from attorneying to witnessing, he has depth. Isaac was a success story from the start. His freshman year he was put on the nationals team and won an all-American witness award. He finished out his mock trial career strong too, coming back to nationals with our program again this year and playing very key roles on the team. Isaac graduated this year with a double major in Journalism and Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law with honors. Next year Isaac will be moving just north of us to attend law school at Arizona State University. Congratulations on graduating Isaac! Thank you so much for being apart of our program during your undergraduate career. We can’t wait to see where you go.
Enrico Trevisani started mocking his sophomore year and we have been so grateful for dedication to MTUA over the past three years. Enrico went to nationals with us this year and made history. He doubled down, winning an all-American witness award AND and all-American attorney award. Enrico did a lot of work for MTUA behind the scenes this year as well, holding the position as Vice President this year. One of his jobs as VP was recruitment, and thanks to Enrico, our program had a record number of members this year. Enrico graduated this year with a major in political science. Enrico will being going abroad next year to earn his masters in political philosophy from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. He plans to attend law school in the US after he completes his masters. Enrico has done so much for this program and we are so thankful for him. Good luck in Spain, we can’t wait to see what you do!