Mock Trial Team Makes History with its 6th State Title Championship

Mock Trial Team Makes History with its 6th State Title Championship

Pre-Law Program Wins 2024 Florida State High School Mock Trial Competition
 

The American Heritage Schools, Broward Campus, Mock Trial Team emerges triumphant as the 2024 State Champions in the prestigious Florida High School Mock Trial Competition!

In addition to being a part of the championship team, Taeyoung Kim has been bestowed with the esteemed Best Attorney Award, while Jake Zeng shines bright with the coveted Best Witness Award. Congratulations to both for their outstanding achievements!
 
Led by attorney coaches Eric Schwartzreich, Criminal Defense Attorney; Michael Gilfarb, Assistant U.S. Attorney; Jason Glusman, Civil Trial Law Lawyer; and Nikki Laurie-Van Allen, Director of the Pre-Law Program at Broward Campus, the Pre-Law students successfully competed in every round, dominating their opponents as prosecution and defense. Team members Taeyoung Kim, Matthew Rodriguez, and Madilyn Rice presented as Attorneys while Jackson Laurie, Katareen Fateev, Charlotte Wu, Greg Musaleian, Jake Zeng, and Josh McMurray acted as Witnesses.
 
The 2024 championship title marks the sixth state championship for American Heritage Schools, Broward Campus in Mock Trial state competitions. No other school in the history of Florida Mock Trial competitions has achieved this feat. Congratulations to the coaches and members of the MockTrial Team for this unprecedented victory. Good luck to our team as they prepare for the 2024 National Championship in Wilmington, Delaware, where they will compete against all the champions from across the nation. 
 
Pre-Law Program Wins 2024 Florida State High School Mock Trial Competition
 
American Heritage Schools’ Pre-Law program is a four-year honors program taught exclusively by practicing attorneys and judges. Each year students take unique law school-level courses that no other high school offers, such as Trial Advocacy, Constitutional Law, Homicide Law and Criminal Law.
 
The program culminates in a senior year internship when students experience the practice of law in real life. Seniors leave campus a few times per week to rotate through different law firms, agencies, offices, and courtrooms throughout South Florida. They also visit judges in Circuit Court, the County Sheriff’s Office, the State Attorney’s Office, the Public Defender’s Office, and the United States Attorney’s office. The connections that the seniors make with practicing judges and attorneys are invaluable and often result in future law school clerkships and internships.