By Willie T. Smith III
The Greenville News
GREENVILLE, S.C. – When the Furman University Mock Trial team heads to Des Moines, Iowa to participate in the national tournament in March, its biggest dilemma will be figuring out which representatives to send.
The Paladins finished 1-2-3 at regional Mock Trial tournament at Furman, which would technically qualify each team for a position in the finals. Since a school can be represented by no more than two teams, a deserving squad will be left at home.
“It’s sort of like the Olympics,” said Mauldin native Buckley Warden, one of the Furman Mock Trial attorneys. “Countries can have only so many representatives even if they’re dominant in a sport.”
It’s a good problem to have for a team that has developed a reputation for achievement. Mock Trial teams aren’t limited to those interested in a law career, although many on the Furman team home to pursue one.
If the Paladins return with a national title, the Greenville Grrrowl will have earned partial credit.