Congrats National Trial Competition Team
Please join the MCB in congratulating Samantha Constantine and Thomas Stevens on their performance at the 37th Annual National Trial Competition in Austin, Texas, one of the most prestigious and competitive mock trial competitions in the nation. Samantha and Thomas advanced to the National Competition after winning the regional competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
During Round 1 of the National Trial Competition, Samantha and Thomas defeated Washington University School of Law. During Round 2, the team faced Hofstra University School of Law, and lost the round by one point. During the third round of the competition, Samantha and Thomas were power-matched against Loyola University School of Law, the 2010 champion. The winner of Round 3 would advance to the quarterfinals. Unfortunately, the round was close and Loyola advanced.
Although they did not win the national competition, Samantha and Thomas finished in the top 20 of more than 300 teams that competed. We are so proud of their representation of the Law School at the competition. Samantha and Thomas each devoted more than 150 hours inside and out the courtroom preparing for the regional and national competitions. The team and coaches would also like to thank all the law students who volunteered to serve as witnesses during practices, sometimes staying until midnight. We appreciate your support!