HATTS is a group of students and faculty dedicated to exploring the intersection of law, history, and theatre. Each year the society selects an event from history that represents a potential cause of action but was never tried in its own time. The members of the group then research the event and stage a mock trial in which they apply modern law to the historical facts. As part of the trial, various MU law students and faculty members portray characters involved with the crime and the lawyers who will try the case. The case will be tried by two teams comprised of one MU law student and one experienced attorney.