UW-Law sends mock trial team to national finals

The University of Wisconsin Law School sent two mock trial teams to compete in the prestigious American Association for Justice Mock Trial Competition in February. The event involves 224 teams from law schools across the country, including Duke, Northwestern, Notre Dame, University of Virginia, Cornell, and Georgetown, among others. Of those 224 teams, only 14 advance to the national finals. After scoring perfect scores on all ballots in all of their rounds, both Wisconsin teams advanced to the regional finals. They then went on to compete against one another in the final round, with the winner of the final round being determined by a tie-breaking ballot cast by the presiding judge. Members of the second-place team were Kori Ashley, Kristin Lonergan, Olga Tarasova, and Tyler Wilkinson. On the first-place regional winning team is Kerry Gabrielson, Hanna Kolberg, Andrew Rima, and Matthew Van Keulen. Both teams were coached by Rhonda Lanford and Ellen Berz. Financial support was provided by Robert L. Habush (UW Law 1961.)

Submitted by Erin Syth on April 7, 2010

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