For the second year in a row, Massachusetts School of Law’s (MSL) Trial Advocacy Team won the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition for the Northeast Region of the National Black Law Students Association (BLSA).
The Northeast region is comprised of the 33 law schools in New England, New York and northern New Jersey. MSL defeated Syracuse University Law School to capture the championship while St. John’s University Law School took third place.
MSL now advances to the National Finals, to be held March 6-10 in Atlanta, Ga. MSL’s Advocacy Team will attend BLSA’s national convention to compete for the National Championship against the winners from the other five regions in the country.
Law schools from Harvard, New York Law School, St. John’s and Syracuse were among the schools MSL’s teams defeated en route to the Northeast Championship for the 33-school region.
Team members are Cathrine Okoh, Simran Gill, Andrew Boulanger, Jason Herron, Sam Gould, Ali Shuaib, Rachel Hollingsworth, Jessica Edwards, Calvin Carrasco, Caryl Garcia, Hadler Charles, Poonam Choythani, Kellie Tiller, Anthony McDuffie, Patrick Brown and Katisha Brown. Associate Dean Michael L. Coyne, Professor Daniel Harayda, Professor Darius Greene, and Essex County Assistant District Attorney Kimberly Gillespie coach MSL’s Advocacy team.