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    03.17.15 BLSA Excels at Thurgood Marshal Mock Trial Competition
    BLSA Students

    Two teams from Brooklyn Law School’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) competed in the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition, hosted by the Northeast Black Law Students Association (NEBLSA) in Mystic, Connecticut, on February 7 and 8.

    One BLS team placed second and earned a bid to compete in the National Tournament in Portland, Oregon -- one of only 16 teams in the nation to do so. The other team came close to qualifying for the semi-finals, missing out in a tiebreaker.  

    The team advancing to Nationals included Seth Grantier ’17, Stephanie Nicolas ’16, Herberth Melendez ’16, and Adeneiki Williams ’16, who were coached by Tahir Boykins ’16, Desiree Alexander ’16, and Roman Galper ’16.  

    The second team included Nathan Cole ’17, Elliana Oppenshaw ’17, Cece Cuza-Howard ’17, and Gregory Kimble ’17, who were coached by Anthony Beneduce ’15, Charli Cleland ’15, and Kristopher Tyndall ’15.

    “Brooklyn Law School was represented in a great light at the Thurgood Marshall Competition,” said Dean Allard. “We are extremely proud of all of the individuals who competed this weekend. Our students continue to excel as advocates, gaining invaluable real-world trial experience.”

    Three BLS students will also serve on the NEBLSA Regional Board: Vanessa Dominichelli ’16 will serve as the 2015-2016 Chair, Gregory Kimble ’17 will serve as the 2015-2016 New York Metro Sub Regional Director, and Adeneiki Williams ’16 will serve as the Treasurer.

    BLSA leaders Garynn Noel ’15 and David Craft ’16 were also recognized for their hard work and commitment.