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January 26, 2009

Oregon Law Labor and Employment Trial Advocacy Team Takes Second Place at National Competition

Oregon Law students Tim Ream, Jessica Huynh, Audrey Walther, David Sherbo-Huggins, and Derek Larwick garnered second-place honors at the Fifth Annual American Bar Association Labor and Employment Trial Advocacy National Championships in Chicago, Illinois, January 24-25. 

The Oregon Law team braved the bitter cold temperatures to compete against the top eight teams in the country including Pepperdine University, Duquesne University, Emory University, and the University of Richmond. They went undefeated in the first day of competition, earning the top seed for the second day’s round. After a tough, but victorious semi-final against Duquesne, Oregon Law earned second-place honors after an extremely close final round against the University of Richmond. The teams tried the mock case of Shannon Marks v. State of ABA Department of Corrections in front of Federal Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer.

The Labor and Employment Trial Advocacy Competition was established to introduce law students to the challenges and rewards of employment and labor litigation. Law students who participate have the opportunity to develop their trial advocacy skills in a mock courtroom experience.
 

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