Georgia Law wins National Trial Competition regional


WRITER: Heidi Murphy, 706/583-5487, hmurphy@uga.edu CONTACT: Kellie Casey, 706/542-2739, krcasey@uga.edu

Georgia Law wins National Trial Competition regional

Athens, Ga. – Recently, a team of three University of Georgia School of Law students finished in first place at the Region 5 qualifying round of the Texas Bar Association National Trial Competition. This trio will now advance to the national mock trial championship to be held in Austin, Texas, during late March.

Third-year law student Jeremy B. Dailey and second-year students Whitney T. Judson and W. Alexander “Alex” Smith comprised the winning team. They defeated teams from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of South Carolina at the regional contest.

A second team from UGA, comprised of third-year law students Gregg J. Conley and Samuel E. “Sam” Britt, also competed in the regional mock trial tournament.

Georgia Law Director of Advocacy Kellie Casey said she was pleased with the teams’ performance. “Their hard work and dedication really paid off. I also want to acknowledge Georgia Law alumni Scott Eren and Jeff Reilly who helped to prepare our students.”

The case the students argued involved employer liability issues.

UGA School of Law Consistently regarded as one of the nation’s top public law schools, the School of Law at the University of Georgia was established in 1859. With an accomplished faculty, which includes authors of some of the country’s leading legal scholarship, Georgia Law offers two degrees—the Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in U.S. Law—and is home to the renowned Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy. The school counts six U.S. Supreme Court judicial clerks in the last nine years among its distinguished alumni body of more than 9,700. For more information, please see www.law.uga.edu.