The Texas A&M University School of Law Black Law Students Association's (BLSA) mock trial team advanced to the national finals. Third-year students Enrica Martey, Sara Vargas, Regina Palmer-Coleman and Shawn Pullum placed second at the southwest region's Candace Baker Mock Trial Competition in New Orleans, LA early January. The team was coached by Doug Greene, a Fort Worth attorney. The national finals will be held in Little Rock, AR in March.
According to Jennifer Ellis, director of advocacy programs, the students sacrificed a large part of their holiday breaks to practice and prepare.
She says, "It is exciting for their hard work to pay off. Enrica Martey is a veteran competitor who made it to the national finals last year, but the other three team members were competing for the first time."
At the competition, TAMU Law third-year student, Sara Vargas, was awarded the Traci A. Gibson Legacy Scholarship from the Southwest Black Law Students Association.
BLSA fosters and develops professional competence and leadership, while providing a forum in which the unique needs of Black and other minority, law students may be addressed. Openness of communication within the law school community is encouraged.
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