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Stetson Law Wins Chester Bedell Mock Trial Competition

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Stetson Law's mock trial team

THE STETSON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW team of Elise Engle, LaMark McGreen, Grace Samarkos, and Megan Tiralosi won the Trial Lawyers Section’s Annual Chester Bedell Mock Trial Competition January 23-25 in Tampa for the 23rd time in 37 years. A Stetson team won the inaugural Chester Bedell competition in 1983. The Trial Lawyers Section conducts the competition for mock trial teams from across the state. “Stetson has historically set the bar high for excellence in trial advocacy,” said Professor Charles Rose. “Our legacy of success with the Chester Bedell competition is a point of pride for our students and alumni.” Samarkos, a member of this year’s winning team, is the daughter of Charles Samarkos, who won the Chester Bedell competition when he was a student at Stetson. Stetson Law 2016 alumni Brandon and Lara Breslow co-coached the team. A second Stetson team of JD Arnett, Olivia Bergert, Blake Fromang, and Justine Roof made it to the semi-final round. From the left are Engle, Samarkos, McGreen, Tiralosi, and coach Lara Breslow.

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