MONTGOMERY - This past weekend, Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law won the Lone Star Classic Mock Trial Competition in San Antonio, Texas. Sixteen schools from across the nation, including six U.S. News’ top-ten trial advocacy law schools, were invited to compete in the tournament hosted by St. Mary’s Law School.
Faulkner Law’s team, Sherri Mazur, Morgan Sanders, Johana Bucci and Joshua Cochran, defeated Michigan State, Stetson and Cumberland to reach the finals for the fourth straight year. Faulkner Law went on to win it all against an excellent Georgia State team in the championship round. Morgan Sanders won best advocate in the final round.
The final round was judged by the Honorable Patrick Higginbotham, Judge for the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Mr. John Murphy, First Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas and Ms. Donna Coltharp, Supervising Attorney Office of Federal Public Defenders Western District of Texas, according to Professor Joe Lester, Director of Advocacy Programs and coach of the team.
“St. Mary’s does an excellent job running this competition and we thank them for their hospitality,” Lester said.
This marks the second national advocacy title in six months for Faulkner Law following the 2012 Rendigs Moot Court win back in April.
“This team handled adversity with poise and grace. For second-year students to win a national trial competition in the fall semester is an amazing feat,” Lester said.
Click the link to view the final round of the tournament.