From the 2011 News Archive
Thurgood Marshall Nat’l Trial Team Advances to Finals
In its second year of competition, UMDLaw’s Thurgood Marshall National Trial Team advanced to the finals of the National Black Law Student Association (NBLSA) Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition.
The team, which consists of members from UMDLaw's Black Law Students Association (BLSA), competed on February 5-6, finishing as the first runner-up for the Mid-Atlantic region. In addition to the team's accomplishment, 2L Janell Henderson was given the Best Advocate Award for the tournament.
This year's team consisted of 3Ls Revee Walters and Natasha Mehu (both returning members from last year’s team) and 2Ls Janell Henderson and Charles Julius. Other members on the team that helped prepare the case and served as alternates included 1Ls Letam Duson, Tolu Olugbemi, and Derrick Milburn. 2L Charles Austin served as Captain of the team, assisting with many practices and logistical issues, along with 3L Tiffany Smith. Joseph Stovall ′10, a former member of the National Trial Team, served as the team's coach. Former Trial Team member Governor Jackson ′04, Director of Student Affairs Terese Brown ′06, and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Dawna Cobb served as judges during the team’s preparatory rounds.
The Tournament Finals will be held during the NBLSA convention in Houston, Texas March 9-13.