Team takes third in nation in mock trial competition

Seattle University School of Law's Black Law Student Association team finished third in the national finals of the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition in Irving, Calif.

The team of David Baker, 3L, and 2Ls Pascal Herzer, LaKeysha Miles-Washington and Ama Okoro, won first place in the Thurgood Marshall Black Law Student Association Western Regional Mock-Trial Competition in Portland. They are coached by Craig Sims '97.

The strong finished capped a year of successes for the law school's Moot Court and Dispute Resolution teams, with one more team still to compete in national competition.

Terra Evans and Bryan Olsen, both 2Ls, were first in the Northwest Regional Mediation Competition in Eugene, Oregon in March, and will compete at nationals at the ABA semi- annual meeting in New York in April.

Other successes this year included:

Natalya Kasyanyuk, 2L, and Gregory Morphew, 3L, won Best Brief at the Thomas Tang International Moot Court Competition. They came out on top of 60 teams and won a $1,000 award.

The National Moot Court team of Celia Lee, Stephanie Jensen and Melissa Mordy, all 3Ls, performed well at the New York City Bar Association's regional competition and advanced to nationals, also in New York.

Kyle Dowd and Sharon Eldredge, both 2Ls, won first place in the Regional Client Counseling Competition, hosted by Seattle University School of Law this year. They will compete at nationals later this month. Michelle Fontenot and Larissa Chan, both 3Ls, were regional semi-finalists.

In addition, many students competed in in-house competitions.

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