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Moot Court team headed to nationals

January 27, 2012

L to R: Thaddeus Johnson, Shari Graham, Bonycle Thornton, Germani Hardeman.

Loyola University New Orleans’ A.P. Tureaud Black Law Student Association Chapter Mock Trial Team won first place at the Southern Region Black Law Students Association Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition, held last week in Birmingham, Ala. The team competes for the national title in March at the National BLSA Competition in Washington, D.C.

Loyola’s team consists of law students Thaddeus Johnson, Shari Graham, Germani Hardeman and Bonycle Thornton. They were coached by College of Law alumni and former national champions, Dante Butler, J.D. ’11 and Nia Weeks, J.D. ’10. The team placed ahead of Vanderbilt University, Florida State University, University of Alabama, UNC Chapel Hill and Florida Coastal School of Law.

BLSA’s A.P. Tureaud Chapter, established in 1969, is geared to maintaining and increasing the enrollment of black students in the College of Law. Academic, community and social activities are offered to help maintain the enrollment level of black students. Additionally, members of the organization assist the law admissions office to recruit black students to the law school. The society, open to all interested law students, maintains contact with related national organizations and other law schools throughout the country that support similar programs.

For more information, contact BLSA faculty advisers K. Michele Allison-Davis at maldavis@loyno.edu or Andrea Armstrong at armstron@loyno.edu.

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