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Tulane Law succeeds at national, regional advocacy meets

March 15, 2017

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William Igbokwe, Jackson Smith, Anna Potter and Marco Salgado have advanced to the American Association of Justice national mock trial competition.


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Marcus Pierre and Claris Smith placed fourth nationally in the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition sponsored by the National Black Law Student Association.

American Association of Justice

Tulane Law’s mock trial team of William Igbokwe, Marco Salgado (both L ’17), Jackson Smith and Anna Potter (both L ’18) won the American Association of Justice regional competition hosted by The University of Alabama School of Law in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, March 9-12, beating Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law in the final, Tulane’s team now competes in a 16-team field for the national championship in Cleveland, Ohio, March 30-April 2.

National Black Law Students Association

The Tulane Law team of Marcus Pierre and Claris Smith (both L ’18) placed fourth nationally in the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition at the National Black Law Student Association convention in Houston March 7-12.

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Morgan Wilson and Marcus Pierre finished third regionally in the National Black Law Student Association’s Moot Court Competition, coached by attorney Cherie Teamer (L ’14).

In the semifinal round, the Tulane team competed against Columbia Law School, arguing before a five-member panel of judges from the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern District of Texas.

 

Pierre and Morgan Wilson (L ’18) had qualified Tulane for the national BLSA competition with a third-place regional finish in January. At that competition, Wilson was named Best Oral Advocate. New Orleans attorney Cherie Teamer (L '14) coached the team.

 
   


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