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NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 24, 2011

CONTACT: ERIKA MARZORATI
517/432-6848, marzorat@law.msu.edu

MSU Law Team Semifinalists, Most Professional at National Trial Competition

East Lansing, MI — Michigan State University College of Law’s Moot Court & Trial Advocacy Board capped off the fall semester with an impressive performance at the 2010 William W. Daniel National Invitational Mock Trial Competition.

Third-year students Patrick Duff, Elizabeth Siegel, Angel Dotson, and Christopher Iannuzzi advanced to the semifinals at the competition, which drew teams from 18 law schools from across the nation. The MSU Law team was edged out in a close semi-final round by Emory Law, which went on to win the event.

In addition to exhibiting impressive advocacy skills, MSU Law also received the award for Most Professional Team. “This is a great success for the Board,” said Veronica Valentine McNally, associate director of the Trial Advocacy Programs at MSU Law.

The William W. Daniel National Invitational Mock Trial Competition is open to all ABA-accredited law schools with demonstrated excellence in mock trial competitions and/or in the training of litigation skills. Competitors conducted all stages of a mock criminal trial at the event, which was held November 19 through 21, 2010, in Atlanta, Georgia.

The MSU Law Moot Court & Advocacy Board enjoys a strong tradition of success and is earning a national reputation as one of the leading advocacy programs in the country. The Board, which consists of a select group of second- and third-year students, competes against other law schools in appellate and trial competitions hosted by law schools throughout the United States.

Michigan State University College of Law is a leading institution of legal education with a long history of educating practice-ready attorneys. As one of only a few private law schools affiliated with a major research university, MSU Law offers comprehensive interdisciplinary opportunities combined with a personalized legal education. After 100 years as a private and independent institution, the affiliation with MSU has put the Law College on an upward trajectory of national and international reputation and reach. MSU Law professors are gifted teachers and distinguished scholars, its curriculum is rigorous and challenging, and its facility is equipped with the latest resources—all affirming MSU Law's commitment to educating 21st-century lawyers.

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