BLSA teams take 2nd place at regionals, move up to nationals

BLSA Feb 2018

Front row from left: Jarred Nicholson, Adanna Smith, Sameerah Mickey and Bryana Spann. Behind them, from left, are Jasmine England, Professor Odeana Neal and Tashani Dickson.

The University of Baltimore Black Law Students Association’s Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial team and Frederick Douglass Moot Court team both garnered second-place awards this past weekend at the Mid-Atlantic Black Law Students Association Convention, held in Portsmouth, Va.

Both UB School of Law teams now move up to the national competition, to be held March 13-18 in Brooklyn, N.Y. The top three teams from the National Black Law Student Association’s six regions will compete in the 50th annual NBLSA National Convention.

Said Brandon Cahee, 2017-18 president of UB’s BLSA chapter: “We are proud of the accomplishments of the members of the teams and of their coaches, who trained them to be victorious.”

The Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial team was made up of 3L Tashani Dickson, 3LE Jasmine England, 3LE Sameerah Mickey and 3LE Jarred Nicholson. (“LE” indicates an evening student.)

The Frederick Douglass team was made up of 2L Adanna Smith and 3L Bryana Spann.

Jermaine Haughton, J.D. ’15, coached the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial team, while Jennifer Burroughs, J.D. ’14, coached the Frederick Douglass Moot Court team.

Professor Odeana Neal, the teams’ faculty adviser, also congratulated the “tenacious students and their demanding coaches” for a job well done.

Congratulations to all!

Learn about UB’s Moot Court and Trial Team programs.

Learn about BLSA and other law school student groups.

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