2 Teams Top Regional Trial Advocacy Competition


Suffolk University Law School teams placed both first and second in the Boston Region of the American Association of Justice's Student Trial Advocacy Competition.

The American Association of Justice's Student Trial Advocacy Competition is one of the nation's largest mock trial contests. 

Competing teams are judged on trial advocacy skills, including opening statements, closing statements, direct examinations and cross examinations. 

The Law School team of Julian Allatt, Lauren Bernath, Elle Rackemann, and Brandon Ruotolo defeated teams from Baltimore, Quinnipiac, Franklin Pierce, and the Massachusetts School of Law before winning the showdown with Suffolk's second team in the finals. 

Adam Foss, Daniel Poulos, Rob Grazioso, and Cailin Campbell defeated two teams from Quinnipiac and two teams from Roger Williams to capture second place. 

Allatt, Bernath, Rackemann, and Ruotolo will represent Suffolk University Law School and the Boston Region in the final phase of the competition on April 4, 2008, in West Palm Beach, Florida. 

Students John Martin and Amy Martin previously won the 2008 Northeast Region of the American College of Trial Lawyers National Trial.  With this most recent victory, the Law School has won this year's regional championships for both major open mock trial competitions. 

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