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Stetson Law crowned Chester Bedell Mock Trial champions

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Stetson Law mock trial team

The Stetson University College of Law Trial Team of, from left, Drew Trautman, Rachel Wise, Megan Tiralosi, and Amy Trentalange won the 2020 Chester Bedell Mock Trial Competition.

The Stetson University College of Law Trial Team of Drew Trautman, Amy Trentalange, Megan Tiralosi, and Rachel Wise won the Chester Bedell Mock Trial Competition, hosted by the Bar’s Trial Lawyers Section, January 22-24 in Tampa.

Tiralosi also won the best advocate award.

This marks the 24th time in 38 years a Stetson team has won the competition. The Hatters claimed the inaugural trophy as well in 1983.  The team from Barry University College of Law finishing second this year.

In addition to Stetson and Barry, the University of Florida, Florida State University, Florida International University, Florida A&M University, Florida Coastal University, and St. Thomas University Colleges of Law fielded teams in the annual event that helps students develop the skills needed for trial practice after graduation.

The Bar’s Trial Lawyers Section was established in 1967. The Section has over 5,300 members with membership open to any attorney in good standing with The Florida Bar who shares a common interest in trial advocacy.

For more information about the Chester Bedell Mock Trial Competition, visit

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