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National Trial Advocacy Team competes in Michigan
February 17, 2012
Contact: Barbara Peck, (614) 292-0283
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law was represented at the American College of Trial Lawyers’ National Trial Competition, held Feb. 10-12 in Grand Rapids, Mich.
The National Trial Advocacy Team – comprised of sub-teams 3L Heather Williams and 2L Cory Helffrich and 3Ls Angel Lisinki and Joe Brown – took up the problem with a wrongful death suit in the fictional jurisdiction of Lone Star.
The defendant had driven a car into the back of a parked semi-truck on the highway, killing his girlfriend who was in the passenger’s seat. The suit was brought by the girlfriend’s estate, and the ultimate issue was whether the defendant or truck driver was more liable for the accident.
The team, coached by Professor Robert Martin Krivoshey, alternated between arguing for the defense and the plaintiff over three rounds. Unfortunately, the students did not advance to the final round.
The regional competition was held at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School and featured teams from Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio.