Charlotte School of Law, along with the University of North Carolina Charlotte hosted the inaugural Queen City Mock Trial Competition on Saturday, January 24, 2015.
The Competition consisted of over 60 undergraduate students divided into eight teams from Davidson College, Washington & Lee University, University of South Carolina, University of North Carolina Charlotte, and Wake Forest University. The format of the competition was four rounds where teams tried a very complex wrongful death action.
Among the awards were five top witness awards, five top attorney awards and a top team award. Washington and Lee won the top team with a perfect score, followed by second place Washington and Lee team and USC placed third. The top witness was Jordan La Pointe from Washington & Lee and the top attorney award went to Nicole Provax, a sophomore from USC. In addition to a certificate, Nicole has won a $20,000 Charlotte School of Law scholarship.
According to Mindy Sanchez, assistant professor at Charlotte School of Law, “We were very pleased with our first competition and credit the interdependencies within the CSL faculty, staff, and students as well as UNCC for a successful event.”