Cumberland Wins the Professionalism and Ethical Lawyering Award at the NCTC

Posted: Tue, 11/27/2012 - 15:03

Los Angeles, California: On the weekend of November 17, 2012, the Eleventh Annual National Civil Trial Competition [NCTC] was held in Los Angeles, Calif., and Cumberland School of Law’s team finished third overall. At this competition, the law school’s team won the Professionalism and Ethical Lawyering Award. This is the second time in the three years since NCTC has awarded the Professionalism and Ethical Lawyering Award that Cumberland School of Law has won the award.

Cumberland School of Law’s team beat teams from Temple School of Law, Charlotte School of Law, and Pacific McGeorge School of Law in the preliminary rounds. They narrowly lost in the semifinal round to a team from Duquesne School of Law.

Cumberland School of Law team members were Alex McFall, Blake Milner, Genevieve Turner and Chambers Waller. The team was coached by Judge Jim Roberts ’94, Sara Williams ’06 and Ross Massey ’11.

Pictured above, from left to right, are Chambers Waller, Alex McFall, Coach Ross Massey, Genevieve Turner and Blake Milner.

About the National Civil Trial Competition [NCTC]

This year, Loyola Law School Los Angeles hosted the NCTC. The NCTC is sponsored by the following law firms: Greene Broillet & Wheeler and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. This competition is an invitational-only mock trial tournament and is open to all American Bar Association accredited law schools based on the following two criterion:

  • A past excellence in mock trial competitions and/or
  • A demonstration of excellence in the training of law students in litigation skills.

The NCTC invites 16 law schools to participate each year. This year, the competition was judged by distinguished members of the Southern California Bar.