FSU Black Law Students Association wins mock trial competition
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW’S Black Law Students Association won first place in the Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial Competition at the Southern Region of the Black Law Students Association’s regional convention. The meeting took place in Charleston, South Carolina. Florida State competed in five rounds and was undefeated throughout the competition. A total of nine law school teams competed. Winning team members were from the left, alternate Zuriel Denmark of Lakeland, Shaina Ruth of Jacksonville, Christopher Ramirez of Miami Lakes, Destinee Campbell of Ft. Lauderdale, and Anthony Smith of Plantation. They were coached by Florida State law alumni Louis Jean-Baptiste, who practices at the Law Office of Stephen G. Webster in Tallahassee, and Matthew C. Williams, who practices at Akbar Law Firm in Tallahassee. “Congratulations to our students on this competition victory, which continues an excellent record of success by FSU BLSA in regional and national competitions,” said Dean Erin O’Connor. “We are extremely proud of these talented student advocates and their dedicated coaches.” Florida State’s BLSA will compete in the related national competition in March at the National Black Law Students Association Annual Convention in Cincinnati.