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.

Congratulations to all who competed in the 2015 1L CAC, completed on January 24th!

2015 Final Results:

Champions - Stephanie Wiggins (Best Prosecution) & Chelsea Selvey (Best Defense)
Runners-up - Marjorie Kuda (Prosecution) & Elizabeth Heckenast (Defense)

From left to right, back row: Alumni judges Kate Guensburg, Kristin Good and John Palmer. Front row, from left: champions Chelsea Selvey & Stephanie Wiggins and finalists Elizabeth Heckenast & Marjorie Kuda.

Back row (from left): Alumni judges Kate Guensburg, Kristin Good and John Palmer. Front row (from left): champions Chelsea Selvey & Stephanie Wiggins and finalists Elizabeth Heckenast & Marjorie Kuda.

Past CAC Results:

  • 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)