Updated: Dec 23, 2022
LACAH Europe 2022 was a great success and is the first of many LACAH opportunities to come in Europe! On November 26th and 27th of this year, teams across Europe came together to try Harry S. Truman for dropping the two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Though he was never put on trial, there was always a great deal of controversy surrounding this monumental order to drop “Fat Man” and “Little Boy,” specifically whether or not the second bomb constituted a war crime. This year marks the 50th year of Truman's passing (1972).
Presentation of Exhibit B: The Japanese Was Economy: 1940-1945 during the cross examination of witness William Leahy.
This tournament was special because many teams consisted of beginners, who spoke English as a second language. This was also the first mock trial experience they had been exposed to, as other than LACAH, there are very few mock trial opportunities in Europe. Nonetheless, through their eagerness, open-mindedness, and proactiveness, the teams displayed a splendid amount of professionalism and excellence in the courtroom. LACAH could not be prouder, and we hope to host more tournaments for passionate students around the globe to introduce the world of mock trial and law to youth, regardless of their background.
Participants reviewing an affidavit written by the LACAH case writing team.