Trinity Law School Places First in National Moot Court Competition
newsroomadminMarch 18, 2014
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN (MARCH 15, 2014) – Trinity Law School’s Moot Court team has taken first place in the 39th Annual National Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition (FDMCC), hosted in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The FDMCC is organized by the National Black Law Students’ Association and is a premier legal advocacy competition that promotes academic excellence through brief writing, critical thinking, and oral advocacy. Trinity Law School placed ahead of Georgetown University Law Center, two teams from Columbia Law School, and the University of Texas School of Law. In total, 17 schools competed.
Trinity Law School’s team was comprised of George Baseluos and Juan Salas, both second year law students. Baseluos and Salas placed second overall in the Western Regional Championship that was held in Sacramento in January, which was the qualifier for the national competition. At that competition, Baseluos and Salas were also awarded Best Petitioner Brief, while Salas was named Best Oralist. USC Gould School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law were among the schools they defeated.
Founded in 1980 as the Simon Greenleaf School of Law, Trinity Law School is a distinctively Christian law school located in Orange County, California. It is one of four schools in the Trinity International University system, which is based in Deerfield, Illinois. Trinity Law School is accredited regionally by the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges and the California State Bar Committee of Bar Examiners.