Seton Hall Law's Mock Trial Team Receives Two Awards

The Seton Hall Law School Mock Trial team recently received the Best Cross Examination team award and Third place overall in the regional National Black Law Student Association Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial Competition in New Hampshire. The team looks forward to competing again this time in Little Rock, Arkansas at the National Convention March 12-16, 2019.

The team consists of Jillian Clark (2L), Irma Pinos (2L), Jeanelly Nuzez (2L), and Kimberly Lindenmuth (3L), pictured with their coach, Maurice Sayeh. They are also grateful for the guidance of Professor Jamie Pukl-Werbel, Director of the Mock Trial program.

Lindenmuth, a veteran of the team, competed last year. She stresses that the skills gained in mock trial are valuable to professional life.

“Even if you’re not interested in litigation, mock trial boosts your confidence in speaking - be it in a boardroom or in a one-on-one meeting,” says Lindenmuth.

Clark and Nunez agree -- they were never comfortable speaking in front of large crowds but “mock trial taught us to think on our feet and enhance our public communication skills.”

And Pinos adds, “We are especially proud of the Best Cross Examination recognition. It is very difficult to prepare for since questions can come from anywhere!”

Learn more about the Seton Hall Law Mock Trial Board.

At the competition in Little Rock, Arkansas March 12-16, the team advanced to the Quarterfinals placing among the top eight teams in the country. Kimberly Lindenmuth says,"My Mock Trial experience has easily been one of the most meaningful of my law school career and I highly encourage anyone interested to try out and hone your skills as an advocate."

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