Kristin Hoffman Best Advocate, team semi-finalists in Florida trial competition

Law student Kristin Hoffman won Best Advocate and the Duquesne Law team finished as semi-finalists at the Florida State University National Trial Competition this weekend. In addition to Hoffman, the Duquesne Team included Kaitlynne Kline, Hattie Parent, and Leigh Shoenberger. The talented group defeated teams from South Carolina, UVA, and South Dakota and was ranked first going into the semi-final round. A St. John's team narrowly beat the Duquesne team in the final four.

This was the first year Duquesne Law was invited to the competition in Tallahassee, Fla. Chelsea Cramer and Rob Disney coached the students.

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