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Loras hosts 21st Annual Mock Trial Invite


DUBUQUE (KWWL) -- It was cameras in the courtroom Friday in Dubuque as Loras College hosted the 21st Annual Mock Trial Invitation. Teams from 68 colleges and universities are competing this weekend.

Students from UCLA, Michigan, the University of Iowa and smaller colleges are all competing. Mock trial is a legal advocacy competition where students prepare a case from the american mock trial association.

"Its like watching a play but each round is a little bit different because the students, depending on their trial strategy and call different witnesses because they each have a different case theory," said MaryLynn Neuhaus, mock trial director.

Ironically, this years case involves a politian suing a TV network for libel and slander. The competition continues through Saturday.

Online Reporter: Lauren Squires

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