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Law School interscholastic team headed to American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition national championship

Third-year students, from left to right, Brandon Montminy, Stephen Green, Coulter Goodman, and Colleen Bloss won the regional round of the American Association for Justice’s Student Trial Advocacy Competition, and will head to New Orleans, Louisiana, to compete for a national championship in April.

Third-year students, from left to right, Brandan Montminy, Stephen Green, Coulter Goodman, and Colleen Bloss won the regional round of the American Association for Justice’s Student Trial Advocacy Competition, and will head to New Orleans, Louisiana, to compete for a national championship in April.

The University of Texas School of Law’s interscholastic team has won the regional round of the American Association for Justice’s Student Trial Advocacy Competition, and will compete for a national championship in the competition in New Orleans, Louisiana, in April.

The regional competition was held in Houston from March 7–10, 2013, and sixteen teams competed in this region.  The Law School sent two teams to the competition:  third-year students Veronica Chidester, Monica Gaudioso, Ryan Goodland, and Jason Sanchez comprised one team, and third-year students Colleen Bloss, Coulter Goodman, Stephen Green, and Brandan Montimony comprised the other team.  The Bloss/Goodman/Green/Montminy team beat Baylor Law School in the semi-finals and South Texas College of Law in the finals to win the regional championship.  This team will now go to the national competition which will be held April 4–7, 2013, in New Orleans.  The teams were coached by Sarah Munson and Christine Nishimura , ’12.

More information on the Student Trial Advocacy Competition can be found on the competition website.

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