Emory Law Mock Trial Society Takes Two More Competitions
The Emory Mock Trial Society sailed past its competitors at the Puerto Rico Trial Advocacy Competition on Oct. 27-29 at the Interamerican University School of Law in San Juan. The team of Natalie Dana 12L, Trevor Newberry 13L, Craig Runyon 12L and Reade Seligman 13L, was undefeated in preliminaries and bested George Mason University School of Law in the final round to take the invitational title.
Several Emory team members received tournament awards, including Runyon, Best Cross Examination; and Newberry, Best Opening Statement. Runyon and Seligman also earned perfect score mentions. There were 10 law schools competing in San Juan, where Emory broke Harvard Law’s two-year reign as the tournament’s champion.
The team was coached by Zachary North of Lister & Holt. An instructor in Emory Law’s Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques, he is serving his second year as a Mock Trial Society coach.
The Emory Mock Trial Society also sent a team to the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law’s Eighth Annual Law Student Trial Advocacy Competition on Oct. 29-30 in Miami. Casey Boome 13L, Natanya Harper 13L, Latrese Martin 12L and March Smith 13L dominated, winning the regional championship over a field of eight law schools. The Emory team bested Florida State University in the final round.
The team was coached by Andy Pascal, a DeKalb County assistant district attorney who coached the Emory team to its last two regional ABA championships. Pascal has served as a Trial Techniques instructor for the last several years.
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