Law Students Compete in the 2011 Student Trial Advocacy Competition in Alabama

(L-R) Shepard Broad Law Center Students Andrew Dunkiel, Lauren Schlossberg, Patricia Johnson and Bennett Lessman

Second year law students Andrew Dunkiel and Patricia Johnson, and third year students Bennett Lessman and Lauren Schlossberg recently competed in the 2011 American Association for Justice (AAJ) Student Trial Advocacy Competition in Birmingham, AL. The team of Lessman and Schlossberg advanced to the semi-final round.

The competition is an exceptional opportunity for law students to develop and practice their trial advocacy skills before distinguished members of the bar and bench. AAJ’s mock trial cases are civil cases and tend to deal with products liability, personal injury or medical malpractice/negligence issues. Teams are judged on their skills in case preparation, opening statements, use of facts, the examination of lay and expert witnesses and closing arguments.

Congratulations to our students and faculty that helped coach this team!

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