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Tour de Force: UMass Mock Trial

“There is nothing quite like sitting in the courtroom before trial,” reports Joseph Mendes ’11 (legal studies), president and co-captain of the UMass Amherst Mock Trial team. “Your heart races and fingers twitch right up until the moment you make the first objection or deliver that powerful closing argument. It’s the competetiveness, the team bonding, the thrill of a trial and the accomplishments we’ve earned as team that have changed my UMass experience for the better.”

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Photo: Mock Trial Team, 2010-11: back row (l to r): Evan Pleasant ’14 (political science), Mike Spahr ’14 (legal studies), Joe Mendes ’11 (legal studies), Adam Maidman ’13 (history/math), Sheryl Klein ’14 (management), Julie DiGiusto ’14 (management), Steve Darcy ’14 (political science), and Fletcher Whyland ’14 (legal studies); front row: Alysson Gray ’11 (legal studies/microbiology), Edward Wronski Jr. ’11 (legal studies), Stacey Hronowski ’13 (legal studies/psychology), Holly Galvin ’11 (journalism/legal studies) Jessie Hamelin ’13 (Mount Holyoke), Danny Bernard ’14 (sport management) Emerson Almeida ’11 (political science), Jenny O'Brien ’14 (political science)

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