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October 23, 2013

Bartlit Center Trial Team Wins National Competition

by Dan Rodriguez

My colleague Steven Lubet shared with me the wonderful news that one of our Bartlit Center Trial Teams won the championship of the National Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition. The event was sponsored by the California Association for Criminal Justice. This is the third time Northwestern students have competed in this tournament, winning the championship all three times.

Congratulations to Joy Dineo, Frank Doorley, Allison Freedman, and John Mack—all members of the Class of 2014. Special kudos to Joy Dineo, who was named Best Advocate for the entire tournament (out of nearly 100 competitors). The students were coached by our own Rick Levin, who has taught here for many years and who has a long and distinguished record with advocacy competitions, including another national championship in 2011.

The competition was held last weekend in San Francisco. Twenty-four teams from law schools across the country participated, but they couldn’t beat Northwestern Law’s 5-0 record.


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