Meet the Members

Adam Schwartz – Co-President

Senior

History Major, Political Science Minor

Why did you join Mock Trial?

I joined because I like to perform and because I want to be a lawyer in the future so I thought it would be a good way to do both.

What is your favorite memory?

My closing argument my sophomore year against St. Thomas where I destroyed their case piece by piece. I also really enjoy meeting the new people who are interested in joining every year, and getting closer with them as the years goes on.

Emily Twardy – Co-President

Junior

Mathematics Major

Why did you join Mock Trial?

I joined Mock Trial because it’s basically performing, but you get to win.

What is your favorite memory?

I love every moment with my Mock Family, but especially hosting everyone at my house during tournament weekends.

Connor Kockler – Vice President

Sophomore

Political Science Major, Economics Minor

Why did you join Mock Trial?

I wanted to pursue my passion for the law and meet others who had that same interest.

What is your favorite memory?

My "Broken guidelines, broken windows" close. I flipped an opposing team's theme in closing arguments at the St. Thomas meet and got perfect scores for it.

Michael Turner – Treasurer

Sophomore

Global Business Leadership Major

Why did you join Mock Trial?

I did it in High School and enjoyed it very much

What is your favorite memory?

Qualifying for ORCS

Madeline Orozco – Secretary

Sophomore

Political Science Major, Communication Minor

Why did you join Mock Trial?

I wanted to gain some more experience and meet others who are interested in law as well!

What is your favorite memory?

My favorite memory was from last year when our team made it past Regionals and onto ORCS in Iowa!

Belen Dominguez

Junior

Political Science and Hispanic Studies Major

Why did you join Mock Trial?

I first started off doing mock trial in high school and I loved it, so I decided to continue doing it in college.

What is your favorite memory?

Making friendship bracelets at our hotel during one of our tournaments after almost having no place to stay because of reservation issues.

Skylar Gast

Junior

Accounting Major

Why did you join Mock Trial?

In the future, I hope to one day to go to law school.

What is your favorite memory?

This is a super hard question, because I have so many! A few would either be when we went to ORCS OR the meets we spent at Emily’s house, because we all bonded the most there, and that when the mock family started!

Haley Halvorson

Junior

Political Science and Sociology Major

Why did you join Mock Trial?

I joined to increase my knowledge of the law and to improve my public speaking.

What is your favorite memory?

Post-practice Sexton Dinners with the Mock Fam

Molly Kiley

Junior

Psychology Major, Theatre Minor

Why did you join Mock Trial?

I was encouraged to join by friends on the team.

What is your favorite memory?

Everything about the Mock Fam!