Trial Team Again Ranked #15 Nationally

Press Date
October 1, 2021
Trial Team members

(L-R) FSU Trial Team members Halley Lewis, IV, Sidney Carter, Shaina Ruth,
and Christopher Ramirez won the Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Competition in October 2020.

For the second year in a row, the FSU Law Trial Team has been ranked 15th best in the nation! Additionally, FSU is one of only four public law schools ranked in the top 20. The 2021 Trial Competition Performance Rankings by the Fordham University School of Law Brendan Moore Trial Advocacy Center rank law school trial teams based on their results in national and select regional competitions. This remarkable achievement comes after team members won first place in the 2020 Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Competition; were finalists in the 2020 In Vino Veritas National Mock Trial Competition and the 2021 National Trial Competition Regionals; and were semifinalists in the 2020 Hofstra Medical-Legal Competition, the 2020 Summit Cup Competition, and the 2021 American Association for Justice Regional Competition. During the 2020-2021 competition season, several trial team members also were recognized at competitions with individual awards, including Best Advocate and Outstanding Advocate honors. The Trial Team’s success would not have been possible without the dedication of team advisor Tor Friedman (’05), the team’s skilled coaches, and the countless other alumni and faculty members who help the Trial Team prepare for competitions. Congratulations to the student advocates and their coaches on this outstanding ranking!


Published on October 1, 2021