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GEORGIA LAW ADVANCES TO NATIONALS IN THE THURGOOD MARSHALL MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003

WRITER: Kristine Fortunato, 706/542-5172 CONTACT: Geniece Davis, genieced@uga.edu; Heidi Murphy, 706/542-5172, hmurphy@uga.edu

GEORGIA LAW ADVANCES TO NATIONALS IN THE THURGOOD MARSHALL MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION

ATHENS, Ga. - The School of Law's Black Law Students Association mock trial team took one of the top two spots in the regional round of the inaugural Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition, earning the opportunity to compete in the finals of the competition to be held in Los Angeles, Calif., next month. The regional competition was held on Feb. 13-15 at the Vanderbilt University Law School in Nashville, Tenn.

The winning 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. The team faced the University of Miami School of Law in the final round, arguing a fictional child molestation case.

The School of Law had a second team competing in this event, but it was unfortunately eliminated before the semifinal round. This team was comprised of second-year students Kevin A. Gooch and Ronald E. Mabra, and first-year students Kyra Y. Fonteneau and H. Joseph Colette.

A total of 10 universities took part in the event. The competition was hosted by the National Black Law Students Association. The national competition is scheduled for March 12-16. For more information, please visit NBLSA's Web site at www.nblsa.org.

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