Cumberland Teams Win AAJ Regional Trial Competition

Posted: Mon, 03/07/2011 - 10:08

Cumberland’s mock trial team, coached by Mike Rasmussen and Marc Jaskolka, placed first and second at the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Regional Student Trial Advocacy Competition held in Montgomery, Alabama this past weekend.  Our teams defeated law students from the University of South Carolina, University of Mississippi, Charleston School of Law, University of Alabama, and Faulkner University in the preliminary and semi-final rounds.

Both Cumberland teams faced each other in the championship round on Sunday, which was presided over by United States District Court Judge Myron Thompson and scored by Emily Bonds, Ed McFerrin, and Griffin Sikes. The second place team was Michael Eldridge, Megan   Murren, Shannon O’Guin, and Blake Williams.  The winning team of Charles Elliott, Drew Haskins, Amanda Kistler, and Brittany Stancombe will compete at the national tournament in Las Vegas on March 31, 2011. 

L-R:  Charles Elliott, Drew Haskins, Amanda Kistler, Brittany Stancombe, Mike Rasmussen, Marc Jaskolka,  Shannon O’Guin, Michael Eldridge, Megan Murren, and Blake Williams