To start the second half of the season, Lewis University Mock Trial Team traveled to the Daley Center in Chicago for the Windy City Invitational Jan. 18-19. Northwestern University hosted the event. Just starting the semester, some members were unable to participate, resulting in a single team drawn from the two teams.
Lewis finished 17th in the tournament dominated by Northwestern University, Loyola University and University of Cincinnati. Lewis faced Northwestern twice and Macalester twice in the four-round tournament.
“The team did a great job considering they had rust from almost two months off and a reorganization of the team. They played very tough in closely contested rounds, but just could not muster enough points to win some ballots,” noted Head Coach Dr. James Houlihan, professor of Justice, Law and Public Safety Studies and advisor of the Pre-Law program.
Michael Noe won Outstanding Witness Award, Lawrence Beyer missed Outstanding Witness by one point and Maggie Huggins was three points short for Outstanding Attorney.
Coaches include Bill Rock of Block Klukas & Manzella Law Firm in Joliet, Cary Hansing and Paul Namie, an attorney in Valparaiso, Ind. All three of the coaches are Lewis alumni and former award-winning members of the Flyers Mock Trial team.
Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,600 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.
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