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.”
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.
The Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial team was made up of 3L Tashani Dickson, 3LE Jasmine England, 3LE Sameerah Mickey and 3LE Jarred Nicholson. (Note: “LE” indicates an evening student.)
The Frederick Douglass team was made up of 2L Adanna Smith and 3L Bryana Spann.
Professor Odeana Neal, the teams’ faculty adviser, also congratulated the “tenacious students and their demanding coaches” for a job well done.
Congratulations to all!