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Law School Trial Practice Team Has Impressive Showing at National Trial Competition Regional


Teams from the law school’s Trial Practice Program competed at the National Trial Competition Regional, ending with impressive results. The team of Luke Anderson '11, Emily Barth ‘11, and Alex Rodger ‘12 advanced to the Elite Eight. They  were eliminated in a very close trial on a split ballot less than 10 total points (out of 300) from the other team. 

Another team, comprised of Andrew Trice ‘11, Emily Vance ‘11, and Jeff DeBeer ‘12, had an impressive showing, going undefeated in round one only to fall in the second round to the ultimate champions.

The teams competed in Region 7—the largest in the country—against 30 teams from the top law schools  in Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky. Team coach and UC Adjunct Professor Dan Donnellon ’86 received several compliments about the performance of the UC Program.  He heard from highly-experienced trial competition coaches and organizers that Region 7 is the largest in the country and it perennially produces some of the nation's best teams.  They further noted that it is remarkable what UC has accomplished in such a short time in this tough region. 

Other members of the Program will compete during the weekend of March 4 in a competition sponsored by the American Association of Justice.  Good luck to all!