UW Law School's mock trial teams finish strong

Show Me teammates Gage Maurer, Megan Renslow &
Rachel Potter with coach Roger Flores (third from left)

UW Law School’s Mock Trial program finished its 2016-17 season strong, says the program’s director Kim Peterson.

According to Peterson, seven teams competed throughout the academic year, with one team advancing to the final round of competition and another to the semi-final round.

In regional competition for the Texas Young Lawyers Association, UW Law reached the semi-final round, narrowly missing the chance to advance to the national competition. Team members for the TYLA regionals were Eric Klemm, Aubrey Hetznecker and Emily Pellegrini.

UW Law students Gage Maurer, Rachel Potter and Megan Renslow competed in the Show Me Challenge, a voir dire competition in Kansas City, Missouri. In this competition, students were judged on their skill during the jury selection phase of a trial. The team earned a trophy for advancing to the final round of competition and was nominated for an outstanding professionalism award.

“The Show Me Challenge was the first time UW Law competed in a voir dire competition, so their finish is all the more impressive,” says Peterson. “I’m really proud of all of our teams, who worked extremely hard this year and performed well in competition.”


Submitted by Law School News on May 2, 2017

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