Daniel Nelson ’21 wins outstanding advocate at South Texas Challenge

Photo of four Campbell Law students who competed in South Texas Mock Trial Competition in 2021

RALEIGH — Campbell Law School student advocates competed virtually March 25-28, 2021, in the South Texas Mock Trial Challenge. The student advocates representing Campbell Law were Savannah Singletary ’21, Summer Combs ’21, Daniel Nelson ’21 and Camille Wrotenbery ’21. The team is coached by former Top Gun champion Tatiana Terry ’19 and Academic Dean Dan Tilly, former director of the law school’s award winning advocacy program.

Nelson was one of eight student advocates to win Outstanding Advocate. The Campbell Law team ultimately made it to the Top 16.

This year’s problem involved a lawsuit to impose tort liability for actions related to the transmission of the measles virus at a day care facility.

Hosted by South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas, the South Texas Mock Trial Challenge is one of the preeminent mock trial competitions in the country. As the largest invitational trial competition in America, the South Texas Mock Trial Challenge hosts teams from across the nation. Most competing schools opt to send their very best advocates, many of whom competed at other national competitions this spring.


Since its founding in 1976, Campbell Law 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 4,200 alumni, who make their home in nearly all 50 states and beyond. In 2021, Campbell Law is celebrating 45 years of graduating legal leaders and a dozen years of being located in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Capital City.