Wesleyan A in the 2015-16 season after the Wilmington, DE, ORCs and a four-day mock trial boot camp in PA. The team placed 11th out of the teams there and finished the year ranked 105th out of teams country-wide. Wesleyan A now ranks 30th.

2016-17 Season

April 21-23, 2017

33rd National Championship: Wesleyan's A team traveled across the country to Los Angeles, CA, to compete alongside the top 48 teams in the country. These teams were divided into two divisions with 24 teams each. There, Wesleyan placed 7th in its division and tied for 13th overall with a record of 7-5. This marks it as one of the top 15 teams in the country this year. Roman Darker won an award for his outstanding performance as a plaintiff witness. Full results here.

 

March 18-19, 2017

Central Islip Opening Round Championships: Wesleyan sent two stacked teams to compete at the Central Islip Opening Round Championships. This was the first time Wesleyan was able to send two teams to ORCs. There, out of the 24 teams that competed, Wesleyan's A team placed 5th with a record of 5-2-1 and earned the school's first bid to Nationals. Wesleyan's B team placed 14th with a record of 3-5. Tess Vartanian won an award for her outstanding performance as a witness on the B team's plaintiff side. Erica Arensman won awards for her outstanding performance as an A team plaintiff attorney and defense witness. Full results here.

 

February 11-12, 2017

New Haven Regionals: Wesleyan sent three stacked teams to compete at Regionals in two locations: Fordham University in New York and Yale University in New Haven. In New Haven, Wesleyan's A team won a bid to Opening Round Championships and its B team's strong record later won it an open bid to the same ORCs. Out of the 28 teams competing, Wesleyan's A team placed 4th with a record of 6-0 and its B team placed 7th with a record of 5-0. Molly Muoio won an award for her outstanding performance as an A team defense witness and Erica Arensman won an award for her outstanding performance as an A team plaintiff attorney. Full results here.

 

New York Regionals: Out of the 28 teams competing, Wesleyan's C team placed 13th with a record of 4-4. This was the first time Wesleyan has fielded a C team. Full results here.

 

December 2-4, 2016 

21st Annual Yale Mock Trial Invitational: Wesleyan rounded out its fall season with its second showing in the B-division of an invitational tournament at Yale University. It sent a mixed team. Out of the 20 competing teams in its division, Wesleyan placed 13th with a 3-5 record. Zenzele Price won an award for her outstanding performance as a plaintiff witness. Full results here.

 

November 19-20, 2016

11th Annual Justice Louis D. Brandeis Invitational: Wesleyan sent another mixed team to Brandies University to compete at an invitational tournament. Of the 20 teams present, Wesleyan placed 16th with a 2-6 record. Zenzele Price won an award for her outstanding performance as a defense attorney. Full results here.

 

October 15-16, 2016

Guardian Invitational: Wesleyan sent a mixed team of novices and returners to compete at an invitational tournament hosted by Coast Guard Academy. Of the eight teams present, Wesleyan placed 4th with a 4-2-2 record. Victoria Hammitt and Nat Warner won awards for their outstanding performance as plaintiff attorneys. Full results here.

 

2015-16 Season

March 19-20, 2016

Wilmington Opening Round Championships: after spending the better part of a week at mock trial boot-camp, Wesleyan A competed in ORCs--the round of competition that directly follows regionals--at the University of Delaware Law School. Out of the 24 teams present, Wesleyan placed 11th. Zenzele Price won an award for her outstanding performance as a prosecution attorney. Full results here.

 

February 20-21, 2016

New Haven Regionals: Wesleyan sent two stacked teams to compete at the 2015-16 regional qualifying tournament. This tournament had the largest field of competitors of any regional tournament that year, and was the only tournament in AMTA history where a 6-0-2 record would not guarantee a team advancement to the next round of competition. Wesleyan B had a strong showing and placed 14 out of the 32 total teams. Wesleyan A placed 9th, tying its win/loss records with three other teams but losing to them on competitor strength. Wesleyan A was put on the open bid list and received an invitation to the next round of competition within a week. Erica Arensman won an award for her outstanding performance as a witness on the defense. Full results here.

 

December 5-6, 2015

Yale Invitational: Wesleyan sent a team of mixed first-years and returners to compete in the 20th annual Yale Invitational where we took 5th place school in the second division based on weighted partial-ballots and 3rd place school based solely on partial-ballots. Full results here.

Hawk Invitational: Wesleyan sent a team of almost entirely first-year mockers to compete in the Hawk Invitational, where they were recognized for their good sportsmanship and embodiment of the ideals of competition with the Spirit of AMTA Award. Full results here.

 

November 7-8, 2015

Hooter Invitational: Wesleyan sent a team of two returners and four first-year college mockers to the Hooter Invitational in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Despite competing against three of the top-five finishers--including the first and second placed teams--Wesleyan came away with an impressive 4-4 record and Zenzele Price won a top attorney award.

 

2014-15 Season

March 7-8, 2015

San Diego Opening Round Championships: Wesleyan send eight team members to the West Coast to compete at the San Diego ORCs, the second and final round of competition before Nationals. There, Wesleyan placed ninth amid a tough competitive field and Erica Arensman won an award for her performance as a witness. Full results here.

 

January 30-February 1, 2015

Manchester Regionals: Wesleyan competed at the Manchester Regionals tournament, the first of two rounds of competition leading up to nationals, where it received an honorable mention for its competitive success and Erica Arensman received a top attorney award. There, Wesleyan became one of only three schools to take any part of a ballot award from Harvard A, the eventual national champions. Full results here.

 

We are always eager to hear from perspective members, especially incoming freshmen considering joining mock trial at Wes. If you are an incoming pre-frosh, or even a rising senior, and are interested in mock trial, reach out to our President, Zenzele Price (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Vice-President, Heather Pincus (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 

Who Are Are, What We Do

Wesleyan Mock Trial is an uncoached, competitive mock trial program that has risen to achieve significant successes in recent years. We finished the 2016-17 season with a two-way tie for 13th place nationally and our A team is presently ranked 30th in the country. We field three teams that compete in mock trial tournaments across the East Coast throughout the entire school year. Our members come from all over the world and include students from all four years of college, who have many different majors and career plans. For tournament invitations and scrimmage requests, please contract our President, Zenzele Price (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), and our Vice-President, Heather Pincus (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

Support Wesleyan Mock Trial

As we are a new program, we lack the funds an infrastructure to attend as many competitions as our peer teams. Often, team members have to underwrite the costs of competition themselves. Wesleyan Mock Trial stands by our commitment to include and accommodate all students, regardless of means, but the burdens this arrangement places on work-study and low-income students are difficult. Please consider contributing to Wesleyan Mock Trial by giving here.

 

                                                                                  

 

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These were the competitors on Wesleyan's Mock Trial Team for the 2016-17 season.

 

Class of 2017

Erica Arensman**

Treshauxn Dennis-Brown

Victoria Hammitt

Molly Muoio

Nat Warner

 

Class of 2018

Becca Elsner**

Zenzele Price*

 

Class of 2019

Roman Darker 

Heather Pincus*

Dom Vasquez**

 

Class of 2020

Nell Buechler 

Chelsea Cantos 

Arjun Nayar 

Josh Ng**

Aditi Shenoy 

Eugene Smith 

Tess Vartanian 

Toby Wertime 

 

*indicates president or vice-president

**indicates executive board leadership