political science MAJOR
2018 NATIONAL CHAMPION
Lizzie Harden is a junior at Miami University. Before attending Miami, Lizzie was an avid competitor on her school’s Speech and Debate team, qualifying to the National Speech and Debate Association’s elite, country-wide tournament for two consecutive years. Miami didn’t have an active Speech and Debate team when Lizzie came to campus in fall 2017, so she looked for an alternative competitive activity where she could exercise her passion for public speaking, her critical thinking skills, and her love for traveling. Naturally, Lizzie came across Miami’s mock trial team, and she’s been in love with the activity ever since. Now, Lizzie competes with Miami Mock Trial as both an attorney and a witness. When Lizzie isn’t avidly reading through her mock trial case or practicing her cross examinations, Lizzie enjoys studying for the LSAT, serving as a campus tour guide, writing poetry, hanging out with her friends, and talking about her study abroad experience. Though Lizzie took a semester long break from mock trial to study in Luxembourg, she’s thrilled to be returning to the mock trial family. She can’t wait to see what these next two years of her favorite extracurricular will bring!
Outstanding Witness, Happy Valley Invitational, 2018