This past weekend, Temple’s National Trial Team defended its NTC
Regional Championship of the National Trial Competition at the
Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia. It was Temple’s 25th
regional championship in 27 years of competition. The members of
the championship team are Caroline Power (2L) and James Price (3L).
Third Circuit Chief Judge Theodore A. McKee presided at the final
round. In the double bracketed competition, a second team of Dan
Theveny (3L) and Britt Walden (2L) dropped a highly competitive
semi-final contest on a split ballot.
Twenty-two teams from eleven law schools representing
Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania competed. The Team travels to
Texas on April 3 to compete for the National Trial Championship
against the twenty-four winners and runners-up from the twelve
other regional contests. The teams are coached by Professor Jen
Bretschneider, Director of Experiential Programs, Alex
Gosfield, Esq. (’08)(Chester County DA’s Office) and Professor
Edward Ohlbaum. The tournament was sponsored by Temple’s
LL.M. in Trial Advocacy Alumni Association and the Pennsylvania
Innocence Project, directed by Marissa Boyers Bluestine and
adminstrated by Mary Beth Wilson.