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Posted by Sean Flynt on 2014-11-14

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 pre-law 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.

 
About Samford UniversitySamford is a premier nationally ranked Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts and a distinct blend of 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 12th nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states and 30 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.