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CCC to host MVSU’s award-winning Mock Trial Team Oct. 29
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s Social Science Department is gearing up to host the Mississippi Valley State University Mock Trail Team Thursday, Oct. 29, as they prepare for competition next month.

CCC to host MVSU’s award-winning Mock Trial Team Oct. 29

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Wed Oct 21, 2015

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CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s Social Science Department is gearing up to host the Mississippi Valley State University Mock Trail Team Thursday, Oct. 29, as they prepare for competition next month.

Since beginning its participating in sanctioned competitions in 1998, MVSU’s Mock Trial Team, the only team at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the State of Mississippi and one of the few in the nation, has won numerous awards and significant scholarship money towards law school tuition.

During the mock trial, hosted at 6 p.m. in the Whiteside Hall Lecture Room, the team will be given the opportunity to perform as attorneys and witnesses as they prepare to compete against other teams from around the country.

They will then receive feedback and constructive criticism from CCC Social Science Chair Barbara Boschert and her husband, Clarksdale City Attorney Curtis Boschert, who will serve as the presiding judge. The Boscherts both previously coached a mock trial team at Clarksdale High School that was sole all-minority team to advance to state competition, where the team placed 5th.

“I am very excited that MVSU chose our campus for a full scrimmage prior to their national competition in November,” said Barbara Boschert. “I’m sure Valley students will be on top of their game … the scrimmage is just a taste of the activities that Valley has to offer its students.”

Boschert encourages CCC students to come out and witness this exciting event.

“This is a tremendous opportunity, particularly for criminal justice and pre-law students, however all CCC students can benefit from seeing Valley's award winning team in action,” Boschert said. “The trial will be a demonstration in strategic planning necessary to defend and prosecute a case, critical thinking— including how to use facts to support a well articulated argument—and public speaking.”

For questions or more information, contact Boschert at (662) 621-4677 or bboschert@coahomacc.edu.