Georgia Tech’s Mock Trial (GTMT) “A” team finished in first place at the Decatur Opening Round Championship Series Tournament, which was held March 17 - 19, 2017 at the DeKalb County Courthouse.
The team finished with an undefeated record of 8-0 and earned a bid to the 33rd American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) National Championship Tournament, which will be held April 21-23 in Los Angeles.
During the tournament, the team defeated mock trial teams from the University of Alabama, Hendrix College, Millsaps College, and the University of South Carolina. In addition to the team’s success, graduating seniors Troy Kleber and Sutton Birch won Outstanding Witness Awards at the tournament.
With this victory at the tournament, GTMT finishes the AMTA “regular season” with an undefeated record of 16-0. At the National Championship, they seek to improve upon their third place finish at last year’s tournament.
Mock Trial activities are situated within the Pre-Law Program in the Ivan Allen College School of Public Policy and overseen by program director Robert Pikowsky. The team is coached by attorneys Andy McNeil (Public Policy 2001) and Will Warihay.