A team of Duquesne University law school students has won the national championship at the prestigious National Student Trial Advocacy Competition. The Duquesne team was among 235 teams from 148 law schools competing for top honors in the competition sponsored by the American Association for Justice (AAJ).
"We are extremely proud of the incredible performance of our trial moot court teams," said Law School Dean Ken Gormley. "The AAJ is considered one of the most prestigious and well-established competitions in the United States. This victory puts the School of Law and its respected trial moot court program in a very elite category."
Gormley says Duquesne team of Clancy Boylan, Sarah Bronder, Katie Chengery and Brendan McKenna, was the only trial team to go undefeated throughout the competition.
After three rounds of competition, Duquesne went on to win the semi-final and final rounds defeating teams from the University of Maryland, Pepperdine University, Campbell University, University of California, Berkeley and University of Iowa in head-to-head competitions.
The AAJ is the world's largest association of trial advocates with more than 60,000 members worldwide. Its goals are to promote justice and fairness, to safeguard victim's rights, and to strengthen the civil justice system through education and advocacy.