Iowa Law Mock Trial Team Headed to National Competition, Coached by Attorney Megan Merritt
March 4, 2019
University of Iowa College of Law Students advancing to the national competition (L-R) Noah Stochl, Sean Lancaster, and Micah Hawker Boehnke
A mock trial team of three students from The University of Iowa College of Law has qualified for the National Trial Competition, taking place March 27-31 in San Antonio, Texas.The student team members include Noah Stochl, Sean Lancaster, and Micah Hawker Boehnke, who qualified for the national competition by winning the regional collegiate mock trial competition in Lincoln, Nebraska, on February 17.The team is coached by Shuttleworth & Ingersoll Attorney Megan Merritt, who also participated in mock trial as a law student at the University of Iowa College of Law, where she earned her J.D. in 2010.Megan takes pride in teaching these important skills, saying “Trial work is an incredibly nuanced skill set and I love teaching law students those skills. I know from the moment they graduate that they will be able to navigate a courtroom with ease and confidence.”Congratulations to these students and good luck in the national competition!About Megan MerrittMegan is an associate attorney at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C. Megan tries cases to judges and juries in state and federal court, protecting the interests of her individual and business clients. Megan has represented a broad range of individuals and businesses, including small businesses, large corporations, and insurance companies. Megan has also worked with city governments to craft and enact local ordinances, maintain compliance with state and federal laws, and create employee policies.