This past weekend, in the US District Court for the
District of Puerto Rico, before the Honorable Hector M. LaFitte and
a jury of trial lawyers and judges from Puerto Rico, Temple Law
School's National Trial Team won the Puerto Rico Trial Advocacy
Competition. The team defeated Harvard Law School in the semi-final
and Catholic University in the final round from a field which
included the following schools: Brooklyn, Emory, Howard,
Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, Lewis & Clark,
Suffolk, Alabama, Houston and South Dakota.
The new PRTAC champs are Michelle Ashcroft (2L), Emilia McKee
(2L), Cindy Morgan (3L), Dan Theveny (3L) and Britt Walden (2L).
Dan Theveny was awarded "Best Cross-examiner in the competition."
The team was coached by Professors Sara Jacobson, Director of Trial
Advocacy Programs and Jen Bretschneider, Director of Experiential