Georgia Law dominates regional mock trial tournament; advances to nationals

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Writer: Cindy H. Rice, 706/542-5172, cindyh@uga.edu
Contact: Kellie Casey Monk, 706/542-2739, krcasey@uga.edu

Athens, Ga. - Two teams from the University of Georgia School of Law recently captured first place at the regional round of the 2009 Texas Bar Association National Trial Competition held in Atlanta, sweeping the tournament composed of more than 25 teams.

Competing in two different divisions in the Atlanta contest, Georgia Law students overcame teams from schools such as Vanderbilt University, Emory University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Third-year law students Michael J. Eshman and Titus T. Nichols composed one team while Amer H. Ahmad and Erin P. Redmon made up the other.

"Both teams delivered a commanding performance," Georgia Law Director of Advocacy Kellie Casey Monk said. "To have two teams finish with a 5-0 record in one of the oldest and most prestigious mock trial competitions in the United States is an amazing feat. I couldn't be prouder of our students."

The teams will now advance to the national tier of the tournament, which will take place in Texas during March.

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