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Trial Team Sweeps Regional Championship

2014 Trial Team Region III ChampionsThis past weekend, Temple's National Trial Team defended its Region III championship of the National Trial Competition at the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia.  It was Temple's 26th regional championship in 28 years of competition.   The members of the championship teams are Emilia McKee Vassallo and Caroline Power; and Britt Walden and Michelle Ashcroft. 
In gaining its 13th regional sweep, Temple defeated 20 teams from 11 law schools in DE, NJ and PA.  Britt Walden and Caroline Power were awarded the John J. Scott Memorial and Bernard L. Siegle Plaques as "Best Advocates in the Final Round."  The presiding judges were the Hon. Lawrence Stengel and the Hon. David Strawbridge of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
The Team travels to Texas on March 26 to compete for the National Trial Championship against the 22 winners from the 11 other regional contests.   The teams are coached by Professor Jen Bretschneider, Director of Experiential Programs and Trial Advocacy Programs and  Alex Gosfield '08, an ADA in Chester County.
The tournament was sponsored by Temple's LL.M. in Trial Advocacy Alumni Association and the Pennsylvania Innocence Project (PIP) and directed by Professor Marissa Bluestine, Director of PIP. It was administrated by Mary Beth Wilson.
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