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|About||Miami University's undergraduate mock trial organization and an AMTA member school. Founded in 1993, we are the nation's premier mock trial program.|
|Mission||We are the nation's premier mock trial program with 19 Regional Championships, 22 consecutive appearances at the national championship and 30 All-Americans. But MMT is more than that: we're a family of individuals who love what we do. The goal is to have fun, to make friends and to learn the meaning of hard work. The outcome is winning. Our passion for mock trial brought us a National Championship title in 2001. Every year since we've worked tirelessly to win another.|
Miami Mock Trial 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 today coaches Miami's A Team, would become 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, relying on his theatre background, 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 Nat
30 All-American Competitors
21 Consecutive Appearances at the National Championship (1993-2014)
20-Time Regional Champions
13 Top Ten Nationwide Finishes
1-Time National Champions (2001)