MSLAW Captures 2nd and 3rd Place in the Northeast Region of the Thurgood Marshall Trial Advocacy Competition
Massachusetts School of Law’s Trial Advocacy Team Captures 2nd and 3rd Place in the Northeast Region of the Thurgood Marshall Trial Advocacy Competition.
MSL Student Allison Britton wins Best Advocate in the Northeast.
Massachusetts School of Law’s Trial Advocacy Team captured 2nd and 3rd place in the Thurgood Marshall Trial Advocacy Competition for the Northeast Region of the National Black Law Students Association. In the regional final, MSL’AWs team lost a great match to Harvard by one point. There are three winners for each region and Harvard and two of MSLAW’s teams now advance to the National Finals in Wisconsin with the 15 other winners from the remaining five regions across the United States. MSLAW advances to the National Finals for the fourth year in a row and has sent nine teams to the National Finals in the last 6 years. MSLAW won the Northeast Championship in both 2013 and 2012. MSLAW student Allison Britton was named Best Advocate of the Northeast. The Northeast Region is comprised of the 34 law schools in New England, New York and northern New Jersey.
At this year’s regional competition at Albany, New York, MSLAW defeated other law schools to become the top ranked team after the conclusion of the preliminary rounds of the trials. MSL then sent three teams to the Elite 8 where all its teams defeated their competition to advance to the Final Four. The Final Four saw only two schools still standing—MSLAW and Harvard.
MSL’s team won more awards this year than any other law school in the Trial Advocacy competition. Columbia Law School won the Appellate Moot Court competition. MSLAW’s Advocacy Program is nationally recognized for its effectiveness at training new lawyers and in its success in winning various regional and national awards. In the last five years, MSLAW teams have been national finalists in various advocacy competitions and won numerous awards including New England Trial Advocacy Champions, Northeast Region Trial Advocacy Champions, National Criminal Defense Trial Advocacy semi-finalist, and Northeast Region Trial Advocacy 1st Runner Up. On multiple occasions, MSLAW student advocates have won the Best Oral Advocate Award of the competition they competed in, including Nicole Dion in 2007 and 2008, Allen Woodward in 2009, Paul Stewart in 2010 and Allison Britton this year.