Trial teams finish strong in Philadephia
Duquesne Law's team of third-year students Kristin Hoffman, Margaret Cooney and Michael Zagari defeated team from Penn State Dickinson Law and top-ranked Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law in the National Trial Competition regionals held Feb. 9-11, 2018 in Philadelphia.
The Duquesne team advanced to the third round before being defeated by Temple University Beasley School of Law School. The Drexel team that Duquesne Law beat went on to win the competition.
A second Duquesne Law team, of second-year students Courtney Brennan, Amber McGee and Bridget Synan, beat a third-year team from the University of Pennsylvania Law School before narrowly losing to Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and Penn State Law. The team had a strong showing, especially in light of the fact that this was the first competition for two of the second-year students.
The Hon. Jim Ross, Bob Daley, L'97, and Mike Gianantonio, L'02, coached the teams. Adjunct Professor Peter Giglione, L'02, directs the trial advocacy program.
Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University's academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim.
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