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Students win statewide mock trial competition

(L-R): Stetson Law's winning Trial Team of Jamie Grant, Katelyn Knaak, Professor Lee Coppock, Christian Radley and George Root. Click for high-resolution image.

The Stetson University College of Law Trial Team won The Florida Bar Chester Bedell Memorial Mock Trial Competition for the 18th time on Jan. 15 in Miami. This is Stetson’s third win in four years against all other competing Florida law schools. All 10 Florida law schools sent two teams each to the competition this year.

“Stetson is proud to again be honored with a win at this prestigious statewide competition,” said Stetson Professor Lee Coppock, who coached the winning team along with alumnus Matt Easterwood. “We pride ourselves in producing the best advocates and in having the best advocacy program in the nation.”

Stetson’s team of Jamie Grant, Katelyn Knaak, Christian Radley and George Root defeated students from Barry University in the final round of the statewide competition. Jamie Grant was selected as Best Advocate in the final round of the competition.

Stetson has consistently placed as a top law school for trial advocacy since the U.S. News & World Report started the rankings.