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Students Win Regional Mock Trial Competition


BLSA Team from left to right: Alberto Polimeni, Ashley Dixon-Rolston, Citra Registe and Sharita Young

 The Law Center’s Black Law Student Association (BLSA) team of Alberto Polimeni, Ashley Dixon-Rolston, Citra Registe and Sharita Young recently won third place during BLSA’s National Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial National Competition held in Atlanta. 

The national competition consisted of 19 teams from six regions across the country.  The competition went from 19 teams, to 18 teams, to 4.  The team went into their third preliminary round as the higher seeded team and advanced out of the prelims into the semi-finals with a 3-0 record having defeated Wake Forest, Tulsa and Duquesne.  The team suffered it’s one and only loss in all of its 10 rounds to Michigan State University in the semi-finals. The team then went on to defeat Texas Southern University for Third Place.

Earlier in the month, the team won the Southeast region of the BLSA Regional Mock Trial Competition held in Nashville, Tennessee.  They took first place with an undefeated record and will advance to the BLSA National Competition in Atlanta.  The tournament consisted of 19 teams from around the southeast.  The Law Center’s team defeated Emory, University of Miami, University of Florida, Wake Forest, and Florida State University.  Professors of Law Tania Williams and Florence Shu-Acquaye along with Nikeisha Williams ’11 helped coach the team.