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Mock Trial Team Places High in San Diego Defense Lawyers National Competition

Please join me in congratulating our Mock Trial program which has again distinguished itself in a national competition. In the prestigious San Diego Defense Lawyers National Mock Trial Competition held October 18-20 in San Diego, California, the St Thomas Law Mock Trial team, comprised of law students Daniel Garza, Guy Noa, Ian Ward and Marbely Hernandez, placed fifth of 24 teams from across the country, narrowly missing the semifinals by only a few points. The competition presented a problem in a Negligence case and all team members played important parts. The team was coached by Professor Michael Mayer, Alex Stern and Madeline Acosta. Our team finished ahead of teams from schools such as Georgetown University School of Law, American University School of Law and U.C. Davis School of Law. This strong performance is a tribute to the hard work and intense preparation of team members and coaches alike.

Douglas E. Ray
Dean and Professor of Law