Published on November 14, 2014  

Samford University’s Mock Trial Team had tremendous success at its first competition. The Samford students defeated teams from Auburn University and the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga to take second place at the Kennesaw State University Owl Classic Invitational Oct. 25. 

Two members of Samford’s team received individual awards. Freshman history major Kaitlin Mullen was honored as Most Outstanding Attorney on the plaintiff side of the case. Freshman history major Miranda Mason was honored as Most Outstanding Witness.

Samford political science professor and prelaw advisor Marissa Grayson said Samford placed above many other highly competitive schools, including Florida State University, Georgia Tech University, Emory University and the University of Miami.

The team will compete again at Middle Tennessee State University Nov. 14 and 15.

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.