FSU Law Trial Team Named the Nation’s 15th Best in Fordham University School of Law’s Ranking of Top Trial Teams

Press Date
October 9, 2020

FSU Law Trial Team 2019 Mockingbird Challenge National Trial Competition Winners

Congratulations to our FSU Law Trial Team, which has been named the nation’s 15th best in Fordham University School of Law’s annual ranking of the country’s top trial teams. This is the first time FSU has been ranked! The Trial Competition Performance Rankings are based on achievement in interscholastic law school trial competitions during the 2019-2020 academic year. Teams earned points for winning competitions, and also for advancing to the final and semi-final rounds of competitions. During the 2019-20 academic year, the FSU Law Trial Team placed first in the 2019 Mockingbird Challenge National Trial Competition, second in the 2019 Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Competition and the 2019 American Association of Justice Southeast Regional Tournament, and third in the 2019 MLK Jr. Civil Rights Competition. The team also had several additional semi-final round appearances and earned two best advocate awards during the year. We are extremely proud of our talented students! We are also grateful for our many alumni and other friends who volunteered their time as coaches and judges. The team’s success would not have been possible without them and without the team’s dedicated advisor, alumnus Tor J. Friedman (’05). The full rankings are available online.

Published on October 9, 2020