Winning isn't the goal,
it's the outcome.

We are one of the nation's premier mock trial programs for a reason. We work for it. Day in and day out.

In fact, our hard work has netted more than 15 Regional Championships, more consecutive appearances at Nationals than every other program but one, and more All-Americans than any other school east of the Mississippi.

But MMT is more than that: we're a family of individuals who love what we do. The goal is to have fun working together, to make lifelong friends, and to learn the true meaning of hard work.
The outcome has been winning.

Our passion for mock trial brought us a National Championship in 2001. Every year since we've worked tirelessly to win another.

 

 

About Miami University

Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.

Founded in 1809, Miami University is the 10th oldest public university in the United States and the second oldest university in Ohio. In its 2015 edition, U.S. News & World Report ranked the university first for best undergraduate teaching at national universities and Forbes ranks Miami first among universities within Ohio.

Miami has been labeled one of the "Public Ivies," a publicly funded university considered as providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League.

Visit miamioh.edu

 

MMT by the Numbers


35
All-American Competitors

23
Consecutive Appearances at Nationals (since '93)

22
Regional Championships

15
Top Ten Nationwide Finishes

1
National Championship (2001)

The James Lewis Family Miami Mock Trial program was founded at Miami University in 1993 by a group of undergraduate students who were interested in pursuing a career as trial attorneys. Those students approached Miami professor Dan Herron and asked if he would sponsor the program but largely coach from the sidelines. Dr. Herron agreed.

But MMT's success for its first few years was limited and Dr. Herron insisted he take a more active role in the organization. In 1994, Dan Haughey would join the program and lead MMT, under Dr. Herron's more hands on approach, to its first National Championship Tournament (NCT) appearance. At the NCT, Dan Haughey, who would later go on to coach Miami's A Team for thirteen seasons, became MMT's first All-American. The following year, Dan Haughey would win his second All-American.

Having finally found success, MMT would rededicate itself to winning. Dr. Herron refocused the program on character witnesses. Miami attorney's took time to learn the rules of evidence better than they ever had before. And MMT sought to compete in more competitive and prestigious invitational tournaments.

In 2001, the hard work would pay off when Miami University claimed the National Championship. To this day, Miami is one of only a handful of programs to have won a championship title. The following fall, Brad Keffer would join the organization and go on to become MMT's most decorated competitor. Mr. Keffer won a total of 5 All-Americans between 2002 and 2004.

Brad Keffer left the program in 2004 to good hands. That same year, Kate Bowling would win her first All-American as an expert witness. The next year, in 2005, Ms. Bowling would win an All-American as an attorney and become the first competitor in MMT history to win an All-American as both a witness and as an attorney.

The next MMT All-American witness would come with Nick Borger's rendition of "Cooper" in 2007. To this day, that witness portrayal is considered one of the best of all time.

In 2010, MMT would miss the National Championship Round by less than a single point. That team included All-American attorneys Tommy Jeffcott and Gus Lazeres and also 2-time All-American witness Pavel Gurevich. Alex Bluebond, another key competitor on that team, would go on to coach Duke Mock Trial to a National Championship in 2012.

In the fall season of 2010, Miami Mock Trial would gain a legend- though they didn't know it yet. Only a freshman, Alex Block quickly made waves in the AMTA community. Taken under the wing of Gus Lazares, Alex would go on to compete at the National Championship all of his four years, earning two All-American Attorney awards and grossing  twenty-seven other personal awards in his career.

Today, MMT is a proud and storied organization. For the past ten years, MMT has been ranked in the top 10 of all collegiate mock trial programs. Alumni involvement is at an all-time high and the National Championship  Tournaments are not only a chance for current MMT competitors to make history, but also for alumni to cheer on the program and share their stories.

 

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIp All-Americans

By virtue of winning the 2001 national championship:

Mark Sedor

Alyson Miller

Dexter Benoit

Mark Thompson

Breanne McMullen

Ryan Sobel

Chad Burton


MMT INDIVIDUAL ALL-AMERICANS

ATTORNEYS

Daniel Haughey, 1996

Daniel Haughey, 1997

Jeramie Lawson, 2000

Ryan Sobel, 2001

Brad Keffer, 2002

Brad Keffer, 2003

Brad Keffer, 2004

Kate Bowling, 2005

Ryan Snyder, 2006

Dan Richards, 2007

Tom Jeffcott, 2008

Gus Lazares, 2010

Alex Block, 2012

Katie Law, 2013

Alex Block, 2014

John Spear, 2015

WITNESSES

Alyson Miller, 2000

Mark Sedor, 2000

Breanne McMullen, 2002

Mark Sedor, 2003

Breanne McMullen, 2003

Kate Bowling, 2004

Nick Borger, 2007

Kate Tilenni, 2008

Pavel Gurevich, 2009

Michael Woeste, 2010

Pavel Gurevich, 2011

Julie Luizzi, 2012

Claire Meikle, 2013

Elias Demeropolis, 2014

Monika Mudd, 2014

Katie O'Keeffe, 2015

Katie O'Keeffe, 2016

Najeeb Ahmed, 2016

Sam Hobbs, 2016