The W&M Mock Trial Team was founded in 2000 by 3 pre-law students: Travis Owens, Brian Cannon, and Steven Mutnick. Virginia L Vile, Attorney at Law, volunteered her time as our first coach.
We express the sincerest gratitude for their founding of this amazing organization, and their generous support of the team.
2020-2021: In a season that presented a lot of challenges to our team, we competed very successfully throughout the year in virtual Mock Trial! We won tournaments at Iowa, Florida, and St. Bonaventure, and sent two teams to ORCS. We competed at the National Championship Tournament for the second time in team history, and Bailey Ward became our second ever All-American!
2019-2020: Another fantastic year for our Mock Trial team! We hosted our fifth Colonial Classic tournament in the fall and our second regional tournament in the spring, with attorneys and witnesses winning individual awards for all of our competing teams. Most excitingly, one of our teams earned a bid to Cincinnati ORCS and, after a weekend of great competition, earned a spot at the National Championship Tournament!
2018-2019: We are so grateful to have had another successful year of Mock together! We started our year off with strong developmental team placements (our new members rocked!), conducted the fourth ever Colonial Classic tournament, took home the win from Johns Hopkins, and had our fair share of top attorney and witnesses along the way. For the first time in our team's history, we sent TWO (!!!) teams to ORCS after receiving the opportunity for our program to host its first ever regional tournament. Not to mention, we took home two top attorney awards in the process!
2017-2018: A groundbreaking year for our team! We placed fourth at Columbia, second at Johns Hopkins, and earned a slew of individual awards along the way. One of our teams earned a bid to ORCS after finishing third at Regionals and went all the way to Nationals in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We ended the National Championship Tournament ranked the friendliest team in the nation, earning a perfect 30 ranks for civility and kindness, and with our first ever All-American Witness, Dana Florczak.
2016-2017: We took home trophies from many of the invitationals we attended, achieving great success at Columbia, UPenn, Johns Hopkins, and Georgetown. Our teams were successful in the spring as well, earning a bid to the Opening Round Championship Series (ORCS) after a successful Regional Tournament in Richmond, VA.
2015-2016: The team doubled in size after recruiting 11 new members. They went on to take 1st place at Wake Forest University's Demon Deacon Invitational. They then competed at the W&M Law School's 1L Tournament, and came out on top against law students. We also hosted the first ever Colonial Classic tournament in Williamsburg.
2014-2015: WMMT, with the coaching help of Brandon Harper, had an extremely succesful season. Two teams were victorious at the Richmond, VA and Greenville, NC AMTA Regional Tournaments (respectively). W&M moved on to the opening rounds of the AMTA National Championship! The Season ended with 4 individual award winners.
2012-2013: Once again, we fly through regionals and head to ORCS to represent William & Mary among some of the best teams on the East Coast!
2010-2011: WMMT is victorious at regionals and heads to the Opening Round AMTA National Championship (ORCS). They finish the season strong with 4 individual award winners.
2004-2005: They come out of regionals in the top 3, with several individual awards. Victorious at their following competition, they receive a bid to the National Championship in Des Moines, Iowa.
W&M competes at AMTA's first ever virtual National Championship Tournament!
W&M travels all the way to Cincinnati and earns a bid to the National Championship Tournament!
W&M wins a bid to the National Championship as well as the Spirit of AMTA Award!
W&M took home a trophy and a bid to ORCS from the University of Richmond 2017 Regional Tournament!
Those members of the team who competed against law students in April 2016 celebrate their win.
One William & Mary team rocks their "power color" (red, obviously) at UPenn's 2016 Quaker Classic Invitational.
Former President Tara Burns shows off her team's trophy, earned along with a bid to the 2015 ORCS!
2003-2004: The team flies through regionals and ORCs, ultimately placing 11th in the nation at the Silver Nationals.
2002-2003: In only their second season of national competitions since being founded, W&M receives a bid to Bronze Nationals.