February 01, 2022
Mock Trial Team Wins Cases
Last Friday, our Mock Trial team, dressed in jackets and ties, assembled in the courtroom err Tomasso Hall for a face-off against two respected opponents via Zoom. Our plaintiff team beat Xavier High School, and our defense side won against Sheehan High School in Wallingford.
The hypothetical case involved a serious injury, a concussion, of a minor while she was competing in a college showcase soccer tournament for an under-17 premier soccer team. As a result of the concussion, the youth continued to suffer from significant mental and physical impairment. Therefore, she filed a lawsuit against her club’s soccer coach, the director of the program, and the club itself arguing that they were negligent in returning her to play too soon after an earlier concussion and are liable for the damages she sustained.
The Wyverns maintained their composure as they presented their cases with well-pointed arguments, conferring with one another respectfully as the case progressed. Faculty advisor Lynne Levine who has worked with KO’s Mock Trial team for many years, was impressed with the team’s arguments and the collaborative nature of the group. (KO’s Mock Trial team was declared co-state champions along with Weston High School in 2020, which was a first for our school.)
The team will argue the same case again on Friday, February 4 however, Levine believes the competition will be stiffer since the Wyverns won both their cases in the last round.
Lawyers for the plaintiff: David Shi Witnesses: Ysabel Albert
Jessica Mulligan Will Wells
Jacob Mapp Clara Drag
Lawyers for the defense: Pat Schwab Witnesses: Caroline Boardman
Jordan DiMauro Tess Chapman
Manu Narasimhan Charlie Simons
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