UGA School of Law finishes strong in moot court competition, advances to nationals


Writer: Cindy H. Rice, 706/542-5172, cindyh@uga.edu
Contact: Aliya Charlery, 706/372-3728, charlery@uga.edu

Athens, Ga. – Two teams from the University of Georgia School of Law have earned the right to advance to the national rounds of the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition.

Third-year student Elizabeth R. Givens and second-year student Kimberly C. Walker teamed up to capture second place in the southern regional rounds of the competition, while second-year students Selina A. Tom-Johnson and Jacinda R. Walker finished third out of 24 teams. Both teams will head to Boston this March to vie for the national crown.

Georgia Law also had a strong showing in the regional rounds of the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition. Third-year students Elizabeth M. Broadway and Joi R. Reed teamed up with second-year students Karli A. Swift and Danielle I. Warlick to finish as tournament semifinalists out of 20 teams.

Third-year students Norman L. Barnett and Tia L. Daniels and third-year student Natalece I. Washington served as coaches for the moot court and mock trial teams, respectively.

Sponsored by the National Black Law Students Association, both advocacy tournaments took place on the Louisiana State University campus in Baton Rouge. This year marks the 35th year of the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition and the 9th year of the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition.