McGeorge School of Law

Washington, Lewis and Clark Share TYLA Regional Title

September 14, 2006

Venus Johnson

Venus Johnson

Teams from the University of Washington and Lewis and Clark Law School were the co-champions of the National Trial Competition Region 12 event co-hosted by the law school and UC Davis on February 10-12 in Sacramento.

The mock trial tournament is sponsored by the Texas Young Lawyers Association and the American College of Trial Lawyers. A McGeorge team, consisting of third-year Day students Meghan Gavin, Dawn Houston and Venus Johnson, advanced to the semifinals before dropping a split decision to Washington. Tom Patrick 3D coordinated the regional along with Professors Jay Leach and Joe Taylor. Other law schools entered in the 10-school, 20-team tournament included Golden Gate, Santa Clara, Willamette, UC Berkeley, Gonzaga, Hastings and USF.