February 28, 2008
A McGeorge team blasted its way through formidable opposition to win a regional event and gain a berth in the national finals of the 33rd Annual National Trial Competition. Bret Wasley and Jeffrey Schaff won every ballot in each of their four mock trials held February 15-17 in San Francisco.
They defeated UC Davis, Boalt, Stanford, and Santa Clara on their way to a co-title with a UC Davis entry. Two teams from each of 14 regions across the country will represent their districts in the finals scheduled March 26-29 in Austin, Texas. The team of Lindsay Hulse and Sophia Kwan also competed in the regional, advancing to the semi-finals before falling to UC Davis. Sacramento attorneys Jamie Pearson, '02, and Matt Pearson, '03, coached the McGeorge teams. UC Hastings was the host school for the regional competition, which was held at the U.S. District Court house and the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The National Trial Competition is sponsored by the Texas Young Lawyers Association and the American College of Trial Lawyers.