SUFFOLK LAW 2011: TOP 15 TRIAL ADVOCACY PROGRAM
Suffolk Law has earned a well-deserved reputation for its program of moot competition teams. In 2011, our program was ranked 14th in the country by US News & World Report and our teams won all three major New England regional trial and appellate competitions (2011).
Some of our recent achievements include:
National Moot Court Regionals
At the National Moot Court Regional Competition held this fall in Boston, the Suffolk Law team of Jane Haviland, Ferenc Karoly, and Dave Soutter dominated the competition, defeating Boston University in the finals and winning Best Brief and Best Finals Advocate (Dave Soutter).
National Trial Competition (NTC)
In the NTC tournament earlier in 2011, the Suffolk Law team of Melissa Mitchell and Sana Saleem won the New England Regional Championship. Suffolk Law has won the New England Regional Championship in the NTC nine of the last ten years.
National Civil Trial Competition (NCTC)
At the 10th annual NCTC competition this fall, the Suffolk Law team of Alfred Knoll, Sara Yoffe, Jaclyn Ambriscoe, and Michael Phippen made it to the semifinals, where they lost a close decision to eventual winner Pepperdine.
National Institute for Trial Advocacy Tournament (TOC)
One of 16 schools in the nation invited to compete in this year's tournament, the Suffolk Law team of Benjamin Duggan, Amy Brooks, Treashal Kapadia, and Norman Murray finished sixth overall.
Foreign Direct Investment Moot Competition
Suffolk Law placed fourth in the 2011 Foreign Direct Investment Moot Competition out of a field of 35 international teams.
ABA Labor and Employment National Trial Competition
Suffolk Law entered two teams in the 2011 ABA Labor and Employment National Trial Competition. The team of John Brooks, Bridget Regan, Brendan O'Keefe, and Anna Lindemann won the Regional Championship and will go to Miami in January to compete in the National Championship rounds; the other Suffolk Law team of Jonathan Carnes, Anna Murray, Mark Koch, and Kara Ryan made it to the semifinals
American Association for Justice National Student Trial Advocacy Competition (AAJ)
The Suffolk Law team of Paul Fisette, Sara Yoffe, Bridget Regan, and Christopher Guillory made it to the 2011 Northeast Regional Finals, where they were narrowly defeated by the other Suffolk Law team of Teagan Thibodeau, Benjamin Duggan, Alfred Knoll, and Stacy Art. Suffolk Law has won the Northeast Regional Championship in the AAJ Competition in four of the last five years.
The Top Gun National Trial Advocacy Competition
At the invitational tournament in 2011, Suffolk Law's Melissa Mitchell took third-place honors, earning her the rank of third best student trial advocate in the nation.
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