TRIAL TEAM WINS THE REGIONALS-- 17th TITLE IN A ROW
This past weekend, Temple's National Trial Team successfuly defended its Region XII championship title at the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia. It was Temple's 17th consecutive regional championship-an unparalleled national achievement. The team of Eileen Monaghan (3L) and Justin Oshana(2L) defeated teams from Dickinson, Duquesne, Penn, Rutgers-Newark, Villanova, Widener-Delaware, and Widener-Harrisburg in taking top honors. Eileen Monaghan was awarded the John J. Scott Memorial Plaque as "Best Advocate in the Final Round."
In a double bracketed competition, a second team of Donte Mills (3L) and Matt Sauerwald (3L) finished a regional finalists, losing a close final round to Dickinson.
The tournament was sponsored by Temple's LL.M in Trial Advocacy Alumni Association and directed by Carrie Cinquanto, Director of the LL.M. Program and administrated by Mary Beth Wilson, Program Co-ordinator, Dept. of clinical Legal Education & Trial Advocacy.
The Team travels to San Antonio, Texas on March 30 to compete for the National Championship against the twenty-four winners and runners-up from the twelve other regional contests. Temple has won the national championship in three and placed in the final four in five out of the last ten years. The teams are coached by Professor Cary Bricker, Director of Trial Advocacy Programs and Elizabeth Lippy, Esq (Trial Team '03)(Rubin, Glickman & Steinberg).