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11/11/13: Trial Advocacy Board hosts internal competition, Smit and White win

Release Date: 11/11/2013


 

On Sunday, Nov. 10, the Charleston School of Law Trial Advocacy Board hosted its annual internal trial competition. Fifty students competed and 90 more participated as volunteers. Preliminary rounds were held Thursday through Saturday with the competition concluding on Sunday afternoon with The Honorable Richard M. Gergel of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina presiding. The final round of competition included the team of Nicholas Smit and Jennifer White versus the team of Sam Frey and Andy Patterson. Smit and White emerged as the winners.

Individual Award Winners:
Best Opening Statement – Jennifer White
Best Direct Examination – Bill Daniel
Best Cross Examination - Daniel Cooper
Best Closing Argument – Jacob McFadden
Akim Anastopoulo Outstanding Advocate – Nicholas Smit
Founders’ Award for Ethics and Professionalism in Advocacy – Christina Tulloch

2013-2014 Trial Advocacy Board Members:
Allie Argoe
Tammy Adams
Daniel Cooper
Bill Daniel
Sam Frey
Veronica Hernandez
Jacob McFadden
Steven Morris
Andy Patterson
Michael Rentz
Dan Ranaldo
Nicholas Smit
Sean Tropea
Christina Tulloch
Lindsey Weldon
Jennifer White

Todd Bruno, associate professor of law and director of legal research, analysis and writing is the advisor for the Trial Advocacy Board.