Forensics Team Performs At High Level

In recent weeks Oregon Forensics has performed at a very high level with plans to host important tournaments in the near future and attendance at prestigious tournaments on the near horizon.

At the 9th annual Frohnmayer Invitational, hosted this year for the first time at the beautiful Multnomah County Courthouse, an Oregon team finished in 2nd place to champion Fordham University. The new venue and the unprecedented quantity and quality of judging students enjoyed made it possible to attract a good number of the strongest mock trial programs in the country.

Then last weekend, February 3-4, Oregon dominated the regional qualifying tournament for mock trial nationals. Competing at the Gates Law School at the University of Washington, Oregon took 4 of the top 6 places against such traditional powerhouses as the University of Washington, Berkeley, Gonzaga, University of Portland, and Cal Poly. Since only two teams from the same school can advance to the next round, two Oregon teams will be attend the next stage in Santa Monica on March 11 and 12.

On February 18th and 19th, the University of Oregon will host the Robert D. Clark High School Invitational, the oldest continuously running tournament west of the Mississippi and one of the largest on the northwest. The Clark Invitational is based in McKenzie Hall and open to the public.

Oregon debate teams are competing at upcoming tournaments hosted by Western Washington and Weber State before closing out the season with a tournament and student conference at the University of Oregon in Eugene on April 22-23.