Gators Bring Home National Title from NBLSA Trial Team Tourney
One Gator team has already brought home a national title from Atlanta. The University of Florida Levin College of Law Black Law Students Association (BLSA) Trial Team earned the national title in Atlanta March 21-25 at the NBLSA Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition in Atlanta. The team defeated Georgetown in the semifinals, and Georgia State in the final round.
“We are extremely proud of these students,” said UF Law Trial Practice Program Director Jennifer Zedalis. “The competition was tough, but our students worked extremely hard to win the title.” The final round was won by Jessica Anderson and Alicia Phillips (defense), and the UF Law government team, which also did an outstanding job in the tournament, was made up of Camille Warren and Ronisha Beasley. The students thanked everyone who helped them, including Zedalis, Dean Robert Jerry, Professors Pedro Malavet, Mike Seigel, Kenneth Nunn and Michelle Jacobs, and others in the local legal community.
“After months of hard work and frustration this has turned out to be an amazing experience that we as a team are very proud of,” Anderson said. “The women I competed with are phenomenal litigators and I’m humbled to share this honor with them.”