Penry Reimann PLLC sponsors National Civil Trial Competition team

RALEIGH — Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard has announced that Penry Reimann PLLC is financially sponsoring a team of Campbell Law student advocates. The firm is sponsoring a team to compete at the Greene Broillet & Wheeler National Civil Trial Competition on Nov. 9-11 in Santa Monica, California.

The team includes third-year law students Tatiana Terry, Hannah Wallace, Nichad Davis and Anna Claire Turpin. The team is coached by Campbell Law Director of Advocacy & Assistant Professor Dan Tilly.

“Penry Reimann PLLC has 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.”

Terry received an award for the best direct examination in the preliminary rounds.

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Tatiana Terry

While the NCTC team received feedback during the preliminary rounds of the competition from several judges complimenting their courtroom presence and overall knowledge of the case file, unfortunately, they did not move on to compete in the final rounds of the competition.

The National Civil Trial Competition is an annual invitational mock trial tournament for American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited law schools nationwide hosted by Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.

The National Civil Trial Competition is open to law schools that have demonstrated excellence in mock trial competitions and/or demonstrated excellence in the training of law students in litigation skills. The purpose of the tournament is to provide student litigants an opportunity to develop and display the skills of a successful civil litigator. Students will be required to perform opening statements, direct- and cross-examination of expert and lay witnesses and finally closing arguments, as well as argue objections based on the Federal Rules of Evidence.

A 1970 Wake Forest Law graduate, Andy Penry is the current chair of the North Carolina State Board of Elections and an adjunct law professor at Wake Forest and Campbell law schools, where he teaches courses in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Construction Law. Penry is a well-known commercial litigator with extensive experience in construction disputes (including accident and death cases) and securities arbitration. Business North Carolina has named him among North Carolina’s Legal Elite in Construction Law and Litigation. He has been recognized for Construction Litigation and Securities in North Carolina Super Lawyers and listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Construction Law, Construction Litigation, and Securities Litigation (including two awards for Lawyer of the Year for Securities Litigation). To learn more visit https://penryriemann.com/

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