Georgia Law wins Florida National Trial Advocacy Tournament


Georgia Law wins Florida National Trial Advocacy Tournament

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Writer: Courtney Brown, 706-542-5172, lawprstu@uga.edu Contact: Kellie Casey, 706-542-2739, krcasey@uga.edu

UGA School of Law wins National Trial Advocacy Tournament

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia School of Law recently won the first National Trial Advocacy Tournament, hosted by the University of Florida Levin College of Law Oct. 3-5.

The team was composed of third-year law students Garrett S. Burrell, Joshua H. “Josh” Dorminy, Whitney T. Judson and Ashley R. Wright. They were coached by Advocacy Director Kellie Casey who was thrilled by the win, calling it a “very great start to the advocacy season.”

Additionally, Dorminy was named as the best advocate of the final round, and Judson was selected for delivering the best closing argument in the preliminary rounds.

“The competition was intense, and I could not be more proud of the team’s performance. Their hard work and dedication really paid off,” Casey said.

Georgia Law faced competition from Mississippi College, Fordham University, the University of Akron and Faulkner University and went undefeated in all four rounds to eventually overcome Florida Coastal School of Law for the national title.

UGA School of Law Consistently regarded as one of the nation's top public law schools, the UGA School of Law was established in 1859. With an accomplished faculty, which includes authors of some of the country's leading legal scholarship, Georgia Law offers three degrees – the Juris Doctor, the Master of Laws and the Master in the Study of Law – and is home to the renowned Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy. Its advocacy program is counted among the nation’s best, winning four national championships in 2013-14 alone. Georgia Law counts six U.S. Supreme Court judicial clerks in the past nine years among its distinguished alumni body of approximately 10,000. For more information, see www.law.uga.edu.