Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Trial team wins Capitol Invitational; takes quarter-finals in NTC.

This past weekend, Temple's National Trial Team won the inaugural Capitol City Challenge Tournament hosted by American University's Washington College of Law. In its championship run, the team defeated nine other teams, including one from Georgetown Law School in the final round. The case involved a charge of kidnapping, supported and refuted by psychiatric and psychological testimony. The team consisted of Tim Collier, Krissy Gibbons, Chris Rees and Mike Zabel and was coached by Marissa Bluestine, Esq. and Shaina Jones, Esq.

A second team took quarter- finalist honors in the National Trial Competition sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers in San Antonio, Texas. The tournament field included the winners and runners-up from the competition's 14 regional contests held in February. The team of Priya De Souza and Jeff Goodman were coached by Alex Gosfield, Esq., Elizabeth Lippy, Esq. and James Zoll.