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FSU College of Law wins national competition

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Posted at 1:20 PM, Oct 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-15 13:22:09-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Florida State University College of Law Trial Team has won first place in the 2019 Mockingbird Challenge National Trial Competition.

According to FSU, the competition was held Oct.9-12 in Montgomery, Alabama.

FSU law completed against 24 law school teams, including a team from the University of Georgia which FSU defeated in the finals.

“Congratulations to our talented student advocates and many thanks to their dedicated coaches,” said Dean Erin O’Connor. “This trial competition victory is another example of Florida State law students exceling at the national level!”

Winning team members are third year law student R. McLane Edwards, from Quincy, second year law student Genevieve Lemley, from Purcellville, Virginia, second year law student Corie Posey, from Clarksburg, West Virginia, and third year law student Luke Waldron, from West Palm Beach.

FSU College of Law alumni and former Trial Team members Samuel Gilot who practices at Kubicki Draper in Tallahassee, and Louis Jean-Baptiste, who practices at the Law Office of Stephen G. Webster, LLC in Tallahassee, coached the team to victory.