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University of Memphis Law School Will Host 32 Teams for National Trial Team Competition This Weekend

For release: February 15, 2012
For press information, contact Curt Guenther, 901-678-2843

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and its Moot Court Board will host the 37th National Trial Competition for Region V on February 17-19. The competition will take place at the Shelby County Courthouse on Friday and Saturday, and will conclude at the law school on Sunday.

“We are extremely proud to be hosting this prestigious competition,” said Elisabeth Toecker, chief justice of the Moot Court Board. “It’s going to take nearly 400 volunteers to serve as competition judges, witnesses, and bailiffs, as well as many other hospitality volunteers. The law school, University, and legal communities have truly joined together to ensure that the competition will be a success,”

Participating schools include Campbell University School of Law, Charleston School of Law, Charlotte School of Law, Duke University School of Law,  Elon University School of Law, Emory University College of Law, Georgia State College of Law, Mercer University School of Law, North Carolina Central University School of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill School of Law, University of South Carolina School of Law, University of Tennessee College of Law, Vanderbilt University School of Law, and Wake Forest University School of Law.

For more information about the competition or to volunteer as a witness, bailiff, or judge contact Chelsea Dubey at or at 901-678-4910.

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