MOOT COURT — From the left, Alyssa Morren (Conrad), Miranda Mireles, Coach Tara Harris, Kari Rice and Ryan Lorenz are Carroll College students who have qualified for the Moot Court National Championship to be held in January at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans. Photo courtesy of Carroll College
The Carroll College Moot Court Team, coached by Adjunct Professor of Political Science Tara Harris, has qualified for the American Collegiate Moot Court Association National Tournament, to be held at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, La., on Jan. 14-15, 2011.
The Carroll team features the talents of Carroll students Ryan Lorenz of Helena, Miranda Mireles of Bellvue, Colo., Alyssa Morren of Conrad and Kari Rice of Helena.
Moot Court competition is a simulated legal argumentation before hypothetical appellate courts.
The ACMA sponsors the national tournament to enhance undergraduate prelaw preparation through rigorous competition in hypothetical legal cases.
Moot Court team memberships are prized among law students, and prowess in Moot Court contests often translates to success in legal, business and political careers.
According to Harris, in its second year of existence, the Carroll Moot Court team fielded two squads at the Western Regional Tournament held in Long Beach, Calif., on Dec 3-5.
She notes that Lorenz, Mireles and Rice plan to attend law school, with Morren headed to graduate school in political science.
She is the daughter of Jim and Ann Morren of Conrad.