Black Law Students Association (BLSA) Mock Trial and Moot Court Teams

San Diego (March 7, 2013) – Six USD Law students competed at the 2013 Western Regional Black Law Students Association Conference in Los Angeles in January 2013. 

Trying a case that involved several causes of action including medical malpractice and personal injury, the mock trial team consisting of Tatiana Kline, LaShanta Racquel Raymond, Lisa Fullmer, and Uchechi Egeonuigwe made it to the final round and came in fourth place. "We didn't win, but we received lots of very encouraging feedback from the judges," Kline commented.

The moot court team of Brad Muldrow and Vernon Evans argued for both petitioner and respondent in a case that raised eminent domain and due process issues as well as the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. They won the award for Best Respondent Brief, and Brad was voted Best Oral Advocate. They will be traveling to the nationals in Atlanta in March.

"We'll be going up against tough east coast teams like Harvard," said Evans. "But we're not scared; we can't wait to compete."

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Recognized for the excellence of its faculty, curriculum and clinical programs, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law enrolls approximately 900 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 81 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 23rd worldwide in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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