Law students compete at Buffalo Niagara Mock Trial Competition

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Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard has announced that one of our generous donors, who chooses to remain anonymous, is financially sponsoring a team of Campbell Law student advocates to compete at the Buffalo Niagara Mock Trial Competition on Nov. 9–12 in Buffalo, New York.

Campbell Law consistently finishes in the final four and has won “best direct” examination in previous years.

The team includes second-year students Sarah Sponaugle, Michaela Weber, Tyler Labonte and third-year student Maurizo Lewis-Streit. The team is coached by Campbell Law Professor Anthony Ghiotto. 

“Our donors have financially paved the way for our student advocates, and we are blessed to enjoy our relationship with them,” Leonard said. “Their gift provides the opportunity for our students to learn, get competitive experience and show the rest of the country how our first-class advocacy program is molding the future leading attorneys of tomorrow. We are in debt to them for their generosity.”

Since 2004, teams from more than 30 law schools across the country travel to compete at the Buffalo Niagara Mock Trial Competition. This prestigious competition enables law students to try both sides of a homicide case before experienced judges and trial attorneys who volunteer as judges and evaluators.