Cumberland makes Top Eight at the South Texas Mock Trial Challenge

Posted: Tue, 03/26/2013 - 11:34

HOUSTON, Texas -- On March 20–24, Cumberland School of Law’s trial team of (pictured from left) Jackson Neal (second-year), Rebecca Hall (second-year), Cory Ricci (third-year) and Keith Knowlton (third-year) advanced to the quarterfinals at the 2nd Annual South Texas Mock Trial Challenge held at South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas. Keith Knowlton was recognized as an Outstanding Advocate in the preliminary rounds. Cumberland’s team was one of eight among 44 national teams that participated to make the quarterfinals.

After sweeping the preliminary rounds and advancing to the octofinals, Cumberland lost in the quarterfinals in a close round to the eventual runner up, Stetson University. At the competition, Cumberland School of Law defeated teams from Southern Methodist University, Catholic University, Louisiana State University and Charlotte School of Law.

This year, the problem considered the brave new world of assisted reproduction. The team was coached by Bains Fleming ’07 with the assistance of Setara Foster ’12 and Todd Buchanan ’12.