March 20, 2008
Ian Frazer, ’08, and Miranda Carroll, ’09, represented McGeorge at the 2008 ABA National Client Counseling Competition held March 8-9 at White Plains, New York. It was the law school’s first appearance in the national championship since 1997. Frazer and Carroll had advanced as an at-large entry from a regional competition hosted by the University of Hawaii on February 16-17.
Only 15 teams out of 137 American and Canadian law schools made it to New York. George Washington University won the championship and perennial power UNLV, which had edged out McGeorge in Hawaii, took second place.
In the regional event, the Frazer-Carroll tandem advanced to the semi-final round after three preliminary rounds along with another McGeorge entry, Ben Eilenberg, ’08, and Marina White, ’08, who were knocked out in the semis. Frazer and Carroll moved on to a three-team final and were outpointed by UNLV only after lengthy deliberation by the judges. Frazer and Carroll’s performance was so impressive that they were one of only two at-large teams in the country invited to the championship round at Pace Law School.
Professor Kathleen Friedrich and Sacramento attorney Jeff Fulton, ’99, coached the McGeorge teams. Fulton accompanied the teams to Hawaii and New York. The client-counseling competition simulates a law office consultation in which law students, acting as attorneys, are presented with a client matter.