Trial Team wins national competition
The Beasley School of Law’s National Trial Team finished its season by winning the American Bar Association’s National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition in Chicago April 6–8.
Winning all five of its rounds, the team placed first among 20 schools including American, Brooklyn, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, St. John’s and Wisconsin.
Members of the team are Chris Mattioli, Jeremy Menkowitz, Jennifer Welsh and James Zoll.
Chris Mattioli was named “best advocate in the competition” and “best cross-examiner in the final round.”
The team was coached by Jennifer Brettschneider of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office; law professor and director of the LL.M. in trial advocacy Carrie Cinquanto; and professor Maureen McCartney, director of trial advocacy programs.
This is the most recent win in a successful year for the Trial Team.
In mid-February, the Trial Team successfully defended its National Trial Competition Region III championship title at the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia, marking Temple’s 18th consecutive regional championship.
And in early March, the team won its Regional Championship in Philadelphia, earning Temple its fourth ATLA Regional Title.