|Cal Poly Pomona's Mock Trial team (some members shown above) walked away with two awards during this year's Los Angeles County regional competition.|
Only in its second year, Cal Poly Pomona's Mock Trial team walked away with two awards during the Los Angeles County regional competition, Feb. 19-20.
The team earned the American Mock Trial Association Spirit Award, granted to the group that demonstrates the best sportsmanship, civility and justice. In addition, Finance, Real Estate & Law student Dennis Mitchell placed fourth for his performance as a witness in the competition.
This year's trial competition involved a civil lawsuit filed by an aspiring professional golfer injured by a recently released psychiatric outpatient.
Alumnus Raul Sabado, now a criminal defense attorney in Pasadena, launched the Cal Poly Pomona Mock Trial team last year, when members earned the Best New Team distinction. Sabado now coaches the Mock Trial team along with assistant coach Evan Field, an alumnus.
The 2005 Cal Poly Pomona Mock Trial team comprises: Steven Adamian, Computer Information Systems; Robert Blair, Philosophy; Parneet Deol, Political Science; Charles Gruver, Finance, Real Estate & Law; Arno Keshishian, Finance, Real Estate & Law; Jason Lee, Political Science; David Mier, Political Science and Philosophy; Dennis Mitchell, Finance, Real Estate & Law; Rosemary Nguyen, Finance, Real Estate & Law; Charles Ray, Communications; Keith Ruiz, Business Administration; Nelson Sanchez, Political Science; Ryan Semnanian, Finance, Real Estate & Law; Nader Shokair, Philosophy; Ching Wong, Finance, Real Estate & Law; and Leslie Wong, Finance, Real Estate & Law.