The Newark Academy Mock Trial Team concluded its season as Northern New Jersey Regional Tournament Champions in the Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition. NA Mock Trial defeated Sussex County Champions Newton High School in a highly competitive regional round at the New Jersey State Bar Foundation in New Brunswick on March 1, 2023.
The NA Mock Trial team had advanced to the regional round after winning the Essex County Championship for the second-straight year, defeating Montclair Kimberley Academy on Thursday, February 16 at the Essex County Bar Association Courthouse in Newark, NJ. The Honorable Fabiana Pierre-Louis, the first Black woman to serve on the New Jersey Supreme Court, was one of the competition judges.
“Mr. Hawk and I are so proud of our amazing team and all of the hard work they have put into this competition season,” said Director of Equity and Inclusion Rochelle Edwards, a Mock Trial advisor along with faculty member Benson Hawk. “As some of the judges have said, ‘they are as good as any lawyer I have ever argued against in a real courtroom.’”