National Trial Advocacy Competition Update

Here is an update about the National Trial Advocacy Competition held October 25-18 at Michigan State University. Representing Akron were Laci Mason (3L), Michael Karst (3L), Maxwell Hiltner (3L), and Susan Mills-Martinez (2L). During the three preliminary rounds, Akron competed against Creighton University School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and The John Marshall Law School.  After a great showing in the preliminary rounds, the first cut went from 26 teams to 8. Akron was one of the 8 teams to move on to the quarter-finals.  In the quarter-finals, Akron competed against Georgia State College of Law.  After a grueling and competitive match up, Akron split the judges but fell to Georgia State.

This was the first time Akron made the quarter-finals at the NTAC competition.  Laci, Michael, Max, and Susan represented Akron and Akron’s trial team well. Please congratulate them for their achievement at MSU.

NTAC was coached by Caryn Peterson (’07) and Aaron Howell (’06).