Campbell Law advocates win NBLSA Regionals, head to nationals March 8-12

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

RALEIGH — Campbell Law School advocates are heading back to the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) competition after winning the final round of the BLSA Constance Baker Motley Regional Mock Trial Competition in Orlando, Florida, in February.

The team of third-year law students — Tiqeece Brown, Sarah Mills, Niayai Lavien and Nikkia Jacques – will advance to compete at the BLSA National Competition on March 8-12  in Washington, D.C.

The team, which is sponsored by Safran Law Firm, is proudly coached by alumna Kimberly Dixon ’15. 

I am enormously thrilled to share with you news that Tiqeece Brown, Sarah Mills, Niayai Lavien and Nikkia Jacques have won the BLSA Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial Competition regional in Orlando, Florida,” Director of Competitive Advocacy Dan Tilly wrote in an email. “Please give these tremendous advocates, and their brilliant coach, Kim Dixon, your strongest congratulations. Way to go team!”

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 won the Constance Baker Motley National Trial Competition hosted by the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA). That team was also coached by Dixon.


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.