Summer 2012 James O. Haley Federal Trial Competition

Posted: Wed, 07/25/2012 - 16:25

Congratulations to the following law students for placing at the Summer 2012 James O. Haley Federal Trial Competition. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make this program a success.

Winners:
Jennifer Reynolds & Patrick Hinchey

Runner-ups:
Nick Rayburn & Andy Seitz

Most Outstanding Advocates:
Alex McFall (overall)
Andy Seitz (final round)

More about the James O. Haley Federal Trial Competition:
The Haley Federal Trial Competition is a Cumberland School of Law student run intramural competition.  The competition is named in the honor of former Cumberland faculty member James O. Haley. In the book titled James O. Haley—Lawyer, Judge, Teacher, Advocate by Ronald H. Dikes (no date), Haley is described by Gov. Albert P. Brewer as being “widely recognized as one of Alabama’s greatest trial lawyers.”  Brewer goes on to say, “[Haley] challenged and molded a generation of young lawyers, for whom he served as a role model of professionalism.”

Presently, law student Cory L. Ricci is the director and law student Ashley Heidger is the associate director of the Haley Federal Trial Competition. This competition is held every semester and is open to second and third year law students. The law students are able to choose their own partners for this competition.  The final round is judged by outside attorneys.