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February 19, 2010

CONTACT: ERIKA MARZORATI
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MSU Law Moot Court Team to Host Regional Competition

East Lansing, MI — The Michigan State University College of Law Moot Court & Advocacy Board has been selected to host this year's regional competition for the American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition. The event will be held February 26 through 28 at the Theodore Levin United States Courthouse in Detroit.

The AAJ sponsors the nationwide mock trial competition annually, with the goal of furthering the trial advocacy skills of law students by giving them the opportunity to practice in front of distinguished attorneys and judges. This year's competitors are assigned a problem involving a medical malpractice lawsuit with claims alleging negligence, wrongful death, and the failure to properly inform a patient about available treatment options. The regional winner will advance to the AAJ's National Competition, which will be held March 18 through 21 in New Orleans.

In addition to hosting the event, MSU Law will send two teams to compete in Detroit, each consisting of four students. "We are extremely honored that our school was selected to host this year's regional competition," said Victoria Hyde, the Board's national trial advocacy competition director. "We look forward to a great event."

The MSU Law Moot Court & Advocacy Board enjoys a strong tradition of success and is earning a national reputation as one of the leading advocacy programs in the country. The Board, which consists of a select group of second- and third-year students, competes against other law schools in appellate and trial competitions hosted by law schools throughout the United States.

Michigan State University College of Law is a leading institution of legal education with a long history of creating practice-ready attorneys. As one of only a few private law schools affiliated with a major research university, MSU Law offers comprehensive interdisciplinary opportunities combined with a personalized legal education. After 100 years as a private and independent Law College, the affiliation with MSU has put the Law College on an upward trajectory of national and international reputation and reach. MSU Law professors are gifted teachers and distinguished scholars, its curriculum rigorous and challenging, and its facility equipped with the latest resources—all affirming MSU Law's commitment to educating 21st-century lawyers.

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