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National Trial Team Wins National Ethics Trial Advocacy Tournament

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In a complete sweep, University of Denver Sturm College of Law students went undefeated to win the National Ethics Trial Advocacy Tournament, held March 14-16 at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law.

The National Trial Team of 3Ls Sean Cuff, Lauren Knapp, Leah Perczak and Allison Takacs, coached by alumni Madalia Maaliki (JD‘15) and Garrik Storgaard (JD‘11), defeated six law-school teams to take home the top honors. 

This marks the second national invitational tournament the team has won in the last 14 months.

The National Ethics Trial Competition was established in 2006 to promote ethical and civility awareness through the mock trial competition format. It is the only law school-sponsored competition that features both an ethical component in the issues to be tried and scoring based on the participants' observation of ethical and civility principles.

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