Law advocates finish strong at NBLSA Mock Trial Competition

Photo of Tiqeece Brown, Sarah Mills, Niayai Lavien, and Nikkia Jacques, the winners of the 2023 BLSA Regionals competition.

RALEIGH — Campbell Law School advocates finished strong after returning to the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) competition following their win at the BLSA Constance Baker Motley Regional Mock Trial Competition in Orlando, Florida.

“We placed fourth at Nationals in the NBLSA Mock Trial competition held in Washington, D.C.,” wrote advocate Tiqeece Brown ’23 in a post on LinkedIn following this weekend’s competition in Washington, D.C.  “I am grateful for the experience, lessons, interactions and growth. I am proud of our team. I assure you that we exuded proper courtroom decorum and zealous and respectable advocacy. Thank you all for the support! Shoutout to my teammates Sarah Mills ’23, Niayai Lavien ’23 and Nikkia Jacques ’23 and our Coach Kimberly Dixon ’15.”

The team was sponsored by Safran Law Firm. “Made us proud,” Perry Safran ’81, president of Safran Law, commented on Brown’s LinkedIn post.

The competition was hosted by NBLSA, an organization “committed to increasing the number of culturally responsible Black and minority attorneys who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community,” according to its website. Each team was evaluated on their overall courtroom presence, command of the Federal Rules of Evidence and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, teamwork and timeliness and accuracy of objections.  

In March 2019, Campbell Law advocates, also coached by Dixon,, won the Constance Baker Motley National Trial Competition hosted by the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA).


Since its founding in 1976, Campbell Law School has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion, and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. Among its accolades, the school has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation’s top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 4,700 alumni, who make their home in nearly all 50 states and beyond. In 2024, Campbell Law will celebrate 45 years of graduating legal leaders and 15 years of being located in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Capital City.