Recent Advocacy Competition Wins

AAJ team 2022

Our School of Law's Advocacy teams competed in two competitions the weekend of April 9 and performed well in both. At the AAJ National Student Advocacy Competition, our trial team (pictured above) won the regional competition last month. In this past weekend's national final round, our School of Law team advanced to the national quarter-finals where we were narrowly defeated. The team members are Mary Carey, River Icenhour, Nakib Kabir, and Victoria Lyons. That team was coached by Duquesne School of Law alumni Taylor Corn, Anthony Hassey, and Autumn Pividori-Kitson.

NATC team 2022

We sent two teams to the National Trial Advocacy Competition (pictured left). They consisted of Team A: Kebron Assefa, Jessica Goodman, Trevor North, Bradley Sullivan and Team B: Fallon Howard, Gabrielle Kolencik, Martin Shulik, Erin Volz. Our Duquesne Team B advanced to the final round where they were ulimately defeated.

Kolencik was named Best Advocate and was recognized as giving the Best Opening Statement. Additionally, last semester she was recognized as the #1 Best Advocate among 112 law student competitors at the Buffalo-Niagara National Trial Competition.

Our NTAC team was coached by Duquesne School of Law alumni Maggie Cooney, Kirstin Kennedy, and Peter Giglione. Congratulations to all of our competitors and coaches for jobs well done!

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