UGA School of Law wins two national advocacy competitions


Writer: Crissinda Ponder, 706/542-5172, lawprstu@uga.edu Contact: Kellie Casey Monk, 706/542-2739, krcasey@uga.edu

Athens, Ga. - The University of Georgia School of Law recently won the top trophy at the eighth annual Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Competition and the second annual Mercer University School of Law Legal Ethics and Professionalism Moot Court Competition.

Held earlier this month in Buffalo, N.Y., the mock trial competition included 30 law schools from 16 states. Representing Georgia Law at the largest invitational mock trial competition in the country were third-year students William F. Carter, Chadrick A. Mance, Samuel E. Meller and B. Clarke Nash. In addition to capturing first place with his teammates, Nash won the Best Advocate Award. The team was coached by 2010 graduate Carlos J. Rodriguez.

In the Mercer Legal Ethics and Professionalism Moot Court Competition, third-year Georgia Law students R. Tyler Fisher and Miguel A. Trujillo secured first place. Trujillo also was named "best oralist" of the championship round. Held in October, this tournament included 22 teams from 17 law schools nationwide.

"It is such an honor to work with these students, and I am pleased that their hard work and preparation translated into remarkable success," said Director of Advocacy Kellie Casey Monk. "It is a great way to start our 2011-12 advocacy season."