(PRWEB) April 09, 2013
Co-hosts The John Marshall Law School in Chicago and the American Bar Association-Criminal Justice Section are pleased to announce Loyola University-Chicago School of Law as the national champion for the 23rd annual National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition.
The mock trial competition final round at John Marshall on Sunday, April 7, was between Loyola and a team from the Shepard Broad Law Center at Florida’s Nova Southeastern University. The two teams argued a fictitious case revolving around Jordan Carlson who was charged with burglary to a police department stable, and injury to one of the police department’s horses following a protest action.
In all, 20 law schools from around the country participated in the competition. The semi-finalist teams represented Loyola, Nova Southeastern, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and Harvard Law School.
Teams that advanced to the quarterfinalist round included Stetson University College of Law, Florida Coastal School of Law, Fordham University School of Law and Quinnipiac University School of Law.
For additional information on this annual competition, visit http://www.jmls.edu.
About The John Marshall Law School
The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago’s legal, financial and commercial districts. Through classes, clinics and special programs, students develop the strategic, analytical and transactional lawyering skills that are so valuable to employers. Its excellent curriculum, coupled with outstanding skills and experiential learning, help make John Marshall graduates practice-ready from day one. For practicing attorneys, John Marshall offers nine LLM degrees, more than any other law school in the Midwest. John Marshall is also a leader in providing distance education options in intellectual property, estate planning and employee benefits at the advanced graduate degree level. John Marshall offers six clinical experiences, including the nationally recognized Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic and the Fair Housing Legal Clinic. U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Graduate Schools 2014 edition ranks John Marshall’s Lawyering Skills Program second and its Intellectual Property Law program 12th in the nation.