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1L Closing Argument Competition

The 1L Closing Argument Competition provides first-year students an opportunity to apply the facts of a case to the jury instructions and deliver a closing argument to a jury. It is intended as the first step for students who want to learn trial skills. Many will further develop their skills in the 2L Mock Trial Competition and later compete in external trial competitions, such as the National Trial Advocacy Competition and the American Association of Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition.

2017 Final Results

Champions - Cody Follis (Best Prosecution) & Alonte Holliday (Best Defense)
Runners-up - Brandon Jones-Milton (Prosecution) & Lauren Harris (Defense)

From left to right: champions Alonte Holliday & Cody Follis, and finalists Brandon Jones-Milton & Lauren Harris.

From left to right: champions Alonte Holliday & Cody Follis, and finalists Brandon Jones-Milton & Lauren Harris.

Past CAC Results

  • 2016 - Champions - Alexeus Bender & Stacey Eissinger
               Runners-up - Joel Heilman & Keith Stiggers
  • 2015 - Champions - Stephanie Wiggins (Best Prosecution) & Chelsea Selvey (Best Defense)
               Runners-up - Marjorie Kuda (Prosecution) & Elizabeth Heckenast (Defense)
  • 2013 - Champions: Jesse Guth (Best Prosecution) & Alton Bradley (Best Defense)
               Runners-up: Shantae Stevenson (Prosecution) & Alyssa Freeman (Defense)
  • 2012 - Champions: Ryan Piechocinski (Best Prosecution) & Robin Babcox-Poole (Best Defense)
               Runners-up: Christina DiBrita (Prosecution) & Matthew Earl (Defense)
  • 2011 - Champions: Kristin Good (Best Defense) & Michael Myers (Best Prosecution) 
               Runners-up: Glen Klinger (Prosecution) & Anne McClean (Defense)

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