Emory Law Mock Trial Society Places Second in NYC invitational
The Emory Mock Trial Competition Team of Andrew Cooper 12L, Holly Sheffield 12L, Andrew Posil 13L and Ellis Liu 13L finished second in the Peter James Johnson ’49 National Civil Rights Trial Competition, held Oct. 21-24 at St. John’s University School of Law in Queens, N.Y. Of 16 law schools invited, Emory Law and South Texas College of Law advanced to the final round.
The competition is the only national civil rights trial competition in the country.
The Emory team was coached by Lindsay Gardner, a Gwinnett County assistant district attorney. Gardner has served as coach for the Emory Mock Trial Society for the past two years and teaches in the law school’s Kessler-Edison Program for Trial Techniques.
“Emory’s performance in besting South Texas College of Law in the preliminary rounds, and conceding to them by mere points in the final championship round, should be noted in the light that, since 1980 South Texas College of Law has produced more championship advocacy teams than any other law school in the United States,” said Lindsay R.M. Jones, associate director of Emory Law’s Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution.
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