Dartmouth Mock Trial Advances to Open Round Championship Series

On February 3rd and 4th, the Dartmouth Mock Trial Society sent two teams to compete in the Chestnut Hill Regional Tournament, hosted by Boston College. 

Both teams—Orion and Pegasus—competed against nationally ranked teams from other New England schools, such as Harvard, Tufts, Amherst, and Northeastern. 

Orion had the 3rd highest record of all teams present—7 to 1—earning them a bid to the next round of competition: the Open Round Championship Series. There, Orion will be vying for a bid to the National Tournament in the Spring.

Pegasus held their own against tough competition, emerging with a record of 3.5 to 4.5 after squaring up against the #1 ranked team in the country and tying a ballot with an otherwise undefeated team. 

The team also had great individual success. Uma Misha '26 and Grace Schwab '24 took home "Outstanding Witness Awards." Margaret Edmonds '27 was the highest-ranked trial attorney at the competition, and took home an "Outstanding Attorney Award." 

This was the team's second competition of the year, following the Quaker Classic Invitational hosted by the University of Pennsylvania this fall. Several team members took home individual awards: Neha Bhardwaj '26 and Paige Pattison '24 earned "Outstanding Attorney Awards;" Carlos Guerrini-Maraldi '26 and Grace Schwab '24 received "Outstanding Witness Awards."

This fall the Dartmouth Mock Trial Society welcomed seven new members: Julia Allos '27, Marina Cascini '27, Margaret Edmonds '27, Carlo Guerrini-Maraldi '26, Matthew Monroe '27, Frankie Paulson '26, and Benjamin Spears '27.