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UK LAW SCHOOL STUDENTS
WIN REGIONAL TRIAL COMPETITION

By Kelley Bozeman

 

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"UK has won the regional competition three out of the last five years. Now our goal is to finish as one of the top eight teams in the country."

-- Allison Connelly,
adviser to UK's College of Law trial competition team

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March 25, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) -- After placing first in their regional competition, two University of Kentucky College of Law students will compete in a national trial competition sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Michael T. Davis of Hopkinsville and Teresa M. Eversole of Hazard, both third-year law students, will travel to Austin, Texas, April 4 - 6 and compete against the nation's best student trial lawyers.

Davis and Eversole placed first in the Region 6 competition held in Akron, Ohio. They competed against such schools as Ohio State, Case Western and Michigan State.

Two other third-year law school students, Leigh Ann Jordan of Tompkinsville and Brooke Johnson of Lexington, who finished third, will also travel to Austin. "We are a team of four. Without Brooke and Leigh's help, we don't stand a chance at nationals," Eversole said.

"I'm so proud of these students," Allison Connelly, assistant professor of Law, director of the college's Legal Clinic and adviser to the group, said, "they're great litigators - they've already exceeded my expectations. UK has won the regional competition three out of the last five years. Now our goal is to finish as one of the top eight teams in the country."


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