Baylor Mock Trial Teams Sweep Regional Contest

Feb. 19, 2001

by Alan Hunt

Baylor Law School's Mock Trial teams won the regional tournament of the National Trial Competition held recently in Austin. Competing against students from law schools in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana, the Baylor students won both semi-final rounds, eliminating the necessity of the championship round. Both Baylor teams will advance to compete for the national championship in March in Dallas.

Team coach Professor Jerry Powell said the competition is sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers and is the oldest such competition in the country. He said the Baylor teams will be two of 24 teams from around the country in the national championship tournament. Powell said congratulations go to team members Dudley Jordan, Libby Ketelers, Matt Nielsen, Crosby Parker, Matt Rowan and Ashlea Vogler. Also coaching the students were Professor Mark Osler and Adjunct Professor Kathy Serr.

"The last time that Baylor qualified two teams for the national championship was in 1988 when Baylor law Professor Marianne Auld, then a law student, and her teammates won 3rd and 4th in the nation," Powell said.

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