CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Feb. 3, 2000
UI Law students compete in regional trial advocacy
IOWA CITY Six third-year University
of Iowa College of Law students have earned the right to represent the UI
at a regional trial advocacy competition against students from various Midwest
universities Feb. 11-13 in Kansas City, Mo.
Students Justin Allen, Marc Beltrame, Rockne Cole,
Tom Ksobiech, Chris Lambert and Mary Prescott, will argue the merits of a
civil court case at the competition to be held at the Whittaker U.S. Federal
Last fall, Ksobiech and Prescott each won $500 for
being named the best trial advocates in the annual Stephenson Competition,
the qualifying event that makes up the UI's trial advocacy teams.
John Whiston, clinical professor, UI College of Law,
coaches the UI team and says the regional and national competitions are opportunities
for UI law students to showcase their talents and professional development.
The university team that wins the February competition
represents the region at a national competition March 31 April 1 in