TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Nov 26, 2014

The TBA YLD Mock Trial Committee released the problem and rules for the 2015 Tennessee High School Mock Trial Competition this week. The list of district coordinators also was released. This year’s problem involves charges of vehicular homicide and reckless endangerment against the driver of a car, who may have been texting when a motorcycle rider is hit and killed. The case comes down to discrepancies in eyewitness reports, physical evidence at the scene and the vehicle’s event data recorder. Throw in a few teenagers, a disgruntled former Air Force pilot and a quirky town drunk and you have all the components to make this year’s competition a fun and educational experience.

Also, this year for the first time, TBA is using Twitter to communicate case and competition news to students, teachers, team coaches and others interested in staying informed. Feel free to follow the mock trial Twitter account @tnmocktrial. If you want to post about this year’s case or competition feel free to use #tnmock15. Those interested in receiving updates by email may sign up here.

Special thanks to Mock Trial Committee Chair Josh Dougan and Vice Chair Kristen Corn, Mock Trial Long Range Committee Chair Candi Henry, and committee members Christian Barker, Colby Block, Robert Bratcher, Nicole Grida, Holland Matthews, Rob Sands and Troy Weston for another great case!