March 2013 | by Mick
MSLAW’s Trial Advocacy Team performs superbly at Thurgood Marshall National Finals in Atlanta and at the American Association for Justice Northeast Regionals in Boston. MSLAW’s Northeast Championship BLSA team’s drive for a National Championship ended in Atlanta after advancing to round three at the National Finals. In round three, MSLAW trounced the University of Missouri beating them by over 10 points but did not acquire enough points to advance to the Final 4 in the country having lost to eventual National Champion Michigan State by 3 points during the preliminary rounds. At the Northeast Region of the American Association for Justice Trial Advocacy competition, MSLAW’s teams got a tough draw having to play Yale twice and an always-tough UCONN in the preliminary rounds. At the conclusion of the preliminary rounds of the AAJ Northeast Regionals, four teams were tied for fourth including MSLAW and the tiebreaker went on points to the eventual Championship Suffolk team 226 points to MSLAW’s 206. MSLAW students were outstanding as always. During the AAJ Northeast Regionals one of MSLAW’s teams lost only to Yale with its other team winning two of their three matches while splitting the vote 2-1 on the only match they lost of the weekend.
Congratulations to all of this year’s Advocacy Team students, students and staff who worked with the teams as jurors, coaches and the MSLAW community for the support it takes to have another championship season and for continuing MSLAW’s great tradition of success.