Law Students Continue Excellence in Trial Advocacy
A team of Duquesne University Law Students won the Student Trial Advocacy Regional Competition sponsored by the American Association for Justice (AAJ) in Pittsburgh Feb. 27 to March 1.
Third-year students Lisa Barnett, Brock McCandless, Megan Lehman and Linda Obioha defeated teams from the University of Arkansas and the University of North Carolina in the final round.
In addition, a team of second-year Duquesne law students made it to the final round of the same competition. Team members Jessica Barson, Max Petrunya, Patrick Sullivan and Michaelene Weimer were narrowly defeated by a team from the University of North Carolina.
The winning team from Duquesne will now compete at the national AAJ competition on April 2 in West Palm Beach.
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