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Stetson students win AAJ Regional Mock Trial Championship


Stetson University College of Law students won the American Association for Justice Regional Mock Trial Championship on March 10 in Miami, Fla.

AAJ Regional winners (L-R): Charles Strauss, William Gower III, Erica Emas and Andona Zacks-Jordan.

AAJ Regional winners (L-R): Charles Strauss, William Gower III, Erica Emas and Andona Zacks-Jordan. Photo by Austin Miniard.

Sixteen teams competed in Miami. Stetson students Erica Emas, William Gower III, Andona Zacks-Jordan and Charles Strauss won the regional and a chance to compete against 13 teams from around the country in the AAJ nationals, April 4-7, in New Orleans.

“These competitions give our students the opportunity to learn and practice the exact same skills that will serve them, and even more importantly their clients, well in years to come,” said Stetson Trial Advocacy Fellow Lee Coppock. “The prestigious American Association for Justice competition is one of only two mock trial events that starts with more than 200 different squads and ends with one champion.”

Coppock, Judge David A. Demers and St. Petersburg College paralegal studies dean Susan Demers coached the team.

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