For most, summer is a time for rest and relaxation under the sun, but for many members of the Michigan Mock Trial Team it’s a time for travel, internships, and full-time employment. Here are some of the incredible things our team has been up to this summer!
In true mocker fashion, Senior Joe Moeller has been working at a market research firm, as well as working in the University of Michigan Law Library and studying to take the LSAT. Many of those who compete on MMT take the LSAT and go on to some of the nation’s most prestigious law schools. The team wishes JoeMoe great success in his future law endeavors! Sophomores Olivia Dworkin and Daniel Gordon can’t seem to get enough of the courtroom during the academic year. Olivia is an intern at the 47th District Court and Daniel is an intern in the litigation department of a local law firm in his hometown, Atlanta, Georgia.
While many of our teammates spend their summers continuing down the legal path, many others explore other realms, such as junior and Captain, Zy Li, who is researching Alzheimer’s Disease at Harvard Medical School. Junior Adam Karabatakis is interning at the Consumer Payment Research Center at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Additionally, Sophomore David Schafer is an International Teaching Fellow in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. While Zy, Adam, and David all rock it in a court of law, their experiences outside of mock trial bring new perspectives and ideas.
Unsurprisingly, many members of our team are also extremely interested in politics, though they are not limited to American politics. Junior Evan Gerstein was an intern this summer for a Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons. Sophomore Laura Brodkin is an intern in the United States Senate working on the Senate floor and Sophomore Jane Fisher is a Field Organizer for a congressional candidate in Michigan’s 60th.
It’s not all work and no play for MMT. Junior Shannon King travelled to Kyoto, Japan with her art history class, while Sophomore Danielle Rabie is traveling in the Middle East. Spending his time running water sports, plays, and arts and crafts, Sophomore Josh Stillman is a camp counselor for the summer working on his tan!
While we can’t wait to welcome back the members of Michigan Mock Trial in the fall, it’s great to see that they are all keeping busy during the long summer months. We wish them all the best on their many adventures!