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TJSL’s Mock Trial Team Looks Forward to Exciting Competition Season

February 12, 2013

Mock Trial Team

The TJSL Mock Trial Team is travelling this week to Tucson for the 2013 Texas Young Lawyers Association Regionals.  Coached by Adjunct Professor Lea Fields-Bernard and Solo Practice Director, Lilys McCoy, the team has been drilling and practicing for weeks to prepare for one of the most important Mock Trial competitions in the nation.

Two teams of three competitors will be representing Thomas Jefferson at Regionals. Robert Sagerian (2L), Michael Fabinski (2L), and Jay B Campbell (2L) comprise one team; Alonso Zavalasoto (2L), David Askander (3L), and Michael Klitzke (2L) another. Both teams will compete on Thursday and Friday evening, and will learn if they are to advance at the all-competition reception to be held at the University Of Arizona School Of Law on Friday evening. The two highest vote-getters from this weekend’s competition will advance to Nationals in San Antonio Texas. Thomas Jefferson is in Region 14 and will be competing against teams from UCLA, University of Arizona, Cal Western, USD, Whittier, the University of Hawaii, and more.

Last Fall, the Team competed in two Mock Trial Competitions: the San Diego Defense Lawyers Mock Trial Competition and the Buffalo-Niagara Invitational. Try-outs for the 2013-2014 Team will be in April. If you are interested in receiving more information about the Mock Trial Team, e-mail the team supervisor, Lilys McCoy, at