Monday, February 11, 2013



This past weekend, Temple's National Trial Team defended its NTC Regional Championship of the National Trial Competition at the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia. It was Temple’s 25th regional championship in 27 years of competition. The members of the championship team are Caroline Power (2L) and James Price (3L). Third Circuit Chief Judge Theodore A. McKee presided at the final round. In the double bracketed competition, a second team of Dan Theveny (3L) and Britt Walden (2L) dropped a highly competitive semi-final contest on a split ballot.

22 teams from 11 law schools representing Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania competed. The Team travels to Texas on April 3 to compete for the National Trial Championship against the twenty-four winners and runners-up from the twelve other regional contests. The teams are coached by Professor Jen Bretschneider, Director of Clinical Programs, Alex Gosfield, Esq. ('08)(Chester County DA's Office) and Professor Edward Ohlbaum. The tournament was sponsored by Temple's LLM in Trial Advoacy Alumni Association and the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, directed by Marissa Boyers Bluestine and administered by Mary Beth Wilson.

Temple Law Professor and cases allegedly tainted by police narcotics team

Professor Edward Ohlbaum was quoted in Mark Fazlollah's recent article about convicted dealers seeking new trials.  He said convicts routinely are freed from prisons when they can prove they did not receive fair trials. He cited Supreme Court Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo's lament that "the criminal is to go free because the constable has blundered."  See for more information.


Friday, February 01, 2013

Trial jocks needed

Kathleen Kane, Temple Grad and new PA A.G. is searching for "trial jocks" to prosecute criminal and civil cases. If interested, contact Prof Ohlbaum at