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April 15, 2014
Louis Jean-Baptiste of Palm Beach, Nesha Drummond of Ft. Lauderdale, Kyesha Mapp of Ft. Lauderdale, and Josiah Graham of Ft. Lauderdale.

THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW’S Black Law Students Association won first place in the National Black Law Students Association’s Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition. Eighteen teams from around the nation participated, including teams from Harvard Law School, University of Florida Levin College of Law, University of Missouri School of Law, University of Washington School of Law, and Washington and Lee University School of Law. The competition was held March 12-16 in Milwaukee. Florida State’s team was undefeated in six rounds of competition. Winning team members included, from the left, Louis Jean-Baptiste of Palm Beach, Nesha Drummond of Ft. Lauderdale, Kyesha Mapp of Ft. Lauderdale, and Josiah Graham of Ft. Lauderdale. They were coached by Florida State law alumna C. Erica White, who practices with the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation. In addition to Florida State’s team victory, Graham was named Overall Best Advocate.

[Revised: 04-30-2014]