USD School of Law National Trial Team Takes Top Honors at America’s Finest City Competition in San Diego

National Trial Team Takes Top Honors at America’s Finest City Competition in San Diego

Madison Gottfredson (3L),  Morgan Chase (3L), Judge Ken Medel,  Ashley Barton (3L) and Ken Ely (3L)

SAN DIEGO (November 26, 2019) – Students from USD School of Law’s National Trial Team took first place in the America’s Finest City Mock Trial Competition held recently in San Diego. Students Ashley Barton (3L), Morgan Chase (3L), Kenneth Ely (3L), and Madison Gottfredson (3L) and their coach Michael Goldfaden won the highly competitive final round to succeed as the top team. The USD National Trial Team, coached by seasoned litigation attorneys, teaches law students the art of trial advocacy and molds strong future litigators.

The event, hosted by the San Diego Defense Lawyers and Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, welcomed 16 teams from law schools around the country. The final competition took place in USD School of Law’s Grace Courtroom.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Each year, USD educates approximately 800 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 law and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 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 36th nationally among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 22nd nationally in past-year 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, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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