March 26, 2007
Brooklyn Law School took the title in the University of the McGeorge School of Law’s 2 nd Annual National Ethics Trial Competition, held March 16-18 at the Robert T. Matsui U.S. Courthouse.
The tournament brought together teams from 16 law schools across the country renowned for their trial advocacy program excellence. Led by Jannine Rowser, who captured top advocate honors, Brooklyn defeated Southwestern Law School in the finals after those two teams had slipped by Baylor and the host McGeorge team in the semifinals. The University of Houston was cited as Most Professional Team and one of its members, Andrew Woellner, shared preliminary-round laurels with Rowser.
Other teams in the competition included the University of Alabama, defending champion SUNY at Buffalo, University of Connecticut, Georgetown University, the John Marshall Law School, University of Maryland, Roger Williams University, St. John’s University, St. Marty’s University ( Texas), South Texas College of Law and Stetson University. Lindsey Hulse, Sophia Kwan, Jeff Schaff and Bret Wasley represented McGeorge in the competition. The Sacramento law firm of Dreyer, Babich, Buccola & Callaham, LLP, one of California’s leading plaintiffs law firms, sponsored the tournament.