VERMILLION, S.D. – University of South Dakota’s School of Law Trial Team earned honorable mention for their "impressive and outstanding performance" at the California Attorneys for Justice & Hastings College of Law National Criminal Trial Advocacy Invitational Competition Oct. 13-16.
Team members Briana Lear, Kayla Clark, Edward Edmonds and Andrew Magner competed in the elite competition in San Francisco. This was the second year USD has been invited to compete and the eighth year of the competition.
Twenty-two of the best trial advocacy programs in the nation are invited to compete. The team is coached by Professor and Heidepriem Trial Advocacy Fellow Tom Horton, Professor Ramon Ortiz, and Dean and Professor Emeritus Barry Vickrey. Overall, 18 USD School of Law 3Ls are competing this fall in five national invitational trial competitions.