Memphis Law Takes 1st Place in 2 Competitions

The University of Memphis School of Law’s National Trial Team has won the regional tournament of the National Trial Competition, which tests participants’ advocacy skills. A second team from the school also placed ninth. The first place team, coached by Professor Danny Schaffzin and visiting professor Michelle Slack, advances to the national finals April 3-5 in San Antonio. In addition, the law school’s Mediation Team has won its regional competition for the second year in a row, beating the University of Tennessee team in the final round. Team members, coached by attorney Steve Shields, will compete in the national competition April 3-4 in Chicago, the university reports.