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UGA'S BLACK LAW STUDENT ASSOCIATION TEAM TAKES SECOND AT NATIONAL MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION

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Thursday, April 10, 2003

WRITER: Kristine Fortunato, 706/542-5172 CONTACT: Geniece Davis, 706/593-7655, genieced@uga.edu

UGA'S BLACK LAW STUDENT ASSOCIATION TEAM TAKES SECOND AT NATIONAL MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION

ATHENS, Ga. - UGA's Black Law Student Association team finished strong in the national round of the inaugural Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition, placing second. The competition was held March 12-15 in Los Angeles, Calif.

The team was comprised of second-year law students Geniece R. Davis, Talia S. Johnson and Dominique I. Holloman, and first-year student Jadun O. McCarthy. Third-year student Shawanda M. Brown served as coach.

During the competition, team members were required to act as both attorneys and witnesses and argued both sides of a fictional child molestation case. Davis and Johnson received the award for Best Advocate while arguing for the plaintiff, while Holloman and McCarthy were named Best Witnesses for the plaintiff.

The School of Law was narrowly beaten by Georgetown University Law Center in the final round of the competition. The other schools competing in the final round included the Thomas M. Cooley Law School and the Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law.

A total of 12 teams competed in this event, sponsored by the National Black Law Student Association. ##

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