A Law Center mock trial team swept to victory in a national competition in California, appropriately winning on a breach of contract case involving the film industry. Sixteen teams representing the best programs in the country competed in the invitational National Ethics Trial Competition in Sacramento. The Law Center quartet included Sean Monks, 2L, Sara Waller, 3L, Amanda Frase, 3L, and Chuck Greenlee, 2L. Waller was named Best Advocate based on her combined scores for the semi-finals and final rounds, while Frase earned the highest score in the final round. The team, coached by Jackie Houlette '93 and Julie Gray '04, defeated teams from McGeorge and Temple (twice) in the preliminary rounds and Chicago Kent in the semis before defeating Fordham in the finals. The final round centered on a mock legal malpractice case that involved arbitration between a filmmaker and a film company. . The tournament was sponsored by the American Bar Association Litigation Section, the Anthony M. Kennedy American Inn of Court, the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and the law firm of Dreyer, Babich, Buccola, Callaham & Wood. It was hosted by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California.
The Law Center mock trial team of Sean Monks, 2L, left, Sara Waller, 3L, Amanda Frase, 3L, and Chuck Greenlee, 2L, won the National Ethics Trial Competition in Sacramento, CA., beating Fordham in the final round in a case involving the film industry.