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MSU College of Law

March 30, 2013

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Moot Court Team Advances to Semi-Finals at Trial Advocacy Competition

Michigan State University College of Law third-year students Dorian George and Lauren Scalzo and second-year students James DeMates and Caitie Higgins advance to the semi-final round of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Student Trial Advocacy Competition. The team competed at the regional competition in March 7—10, 2013, in Cleveland, OH.

MSU Moot Court Team

The National Competition will be held April 4—7, 2013 in New Orleans, LA.

Third-year students Eric Berlin, Sana Abid, and Rachel Peyton, and second-year student Dan Berkowitz, also competed at Regional AAJ Competition and experienced great success in the preliminary rounds.

Teams were assisted by second-year students Andrea Mannino, Colleen Garlick and Beverly Newey.

AAJ seeks to inspire excellence in trial advocacy through training and education for both law students and practicing attorneys. The competition is an exceptional opportunity for law students to develop and practice their trial advocacy skills before distinguished members of the bar and bench.


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