Trial Advocacy Board ready to compete in South Texas

The Trial Advocacy Board (TAB) at Charleston School of Law will compete at South Texas Mock Trial Challenge in Houston in March.

The Charleston Law team including Tiffany Izer, David Estes, Emily Ledford and Rion Murrah is coached by Professor Debra Gammons.

“Law students learn evidence and how to take charge of the courtroom,” said Gammons. “They learn how do deal with the unexpected in the middle of a trial. They learn to advocate like a real attorney.  They finish competitions with a self-confidence that is built upon work and experience.

“Judges and attorneys are looking and expecting students who passed the Bar to have some trial experience. Having this trial experience is a huge advantage when searching for an attorney’s position.”

The mission of the Charleston School of Law Trial Advocacy Board is to prepare students to become ethical, experienced, and zealous lawyer-advocates.

Participation is founded upon a student’s commitment to the pursuit of excellence in advocacy and to ethically represent the Charleston School of Law through dedication and compliance with each team’s rigorous and demanding practice schedule, when representing the Charleston School of Law in trial advocacy competitions throughout the nation.


The Charleston School of Law is an ABA-accredited law school nationally recognized for its student-centric culture. Our faculty and staff are committed to preparing you for success both in the classroom and in the legal profession.

  • The Princeton Review ranks Charleston School of Law professors second in the country for faculty accessibility (2021)
  • Charleston School of Law faculty ranked among the top of The Princeton Review’s list of Best Professors in the nation (2016-2018)
  • Experiential Learning: Charleston School of Law students have access to about more than 150 externship sites, creating opportunities for experiential learning in the legal field.
  • Community Service: Charleston School of Law students have performed more than 241,000 community service hours (2004-current).
  • Students have won the National Tax Moot Court Championship for seven consecutive years (2012-2018)

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