Suffolk University Law School's National Trial, ABA Client Counseling, and Negotiation teams fared well in regional and national competitions.

National Trial Team Tops in New England

Suffolk University Law School's National Trial Team earned its place as the top-rated program in New England by winning its sixth Regional Championship in a row.

Cassandra Hearn and Paul Caruso finished first in the National Trial Competition's New England Regional Tournament in mid-February. They will face the winners of the 13 other regional tournaments in the national phase of the competition March 28 in Houston.

Caruso also received the Judy Potter Award, which is given to the tournament's “Most Outstanding” individual advocate.

Hearn becomes one of only four Suffolk University Law School students to win the tournament twice.

The National Trial Competition, sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers, is one of the oldest and most prestigious mock trial competitions in the United States

Also competing were Ben Ostrander, Lauren Bernath, and Katherine Piccolo, who made it to the tournament semi-finals.

Strong Finish in ABA Client Counseling Competition

Two teams competed in the New England Regional ABA Client Counseling Competition; both won the school’s intra-school competition.

The team of Melissa Ozeata and Emilee Hoover made it to the finals and finished in second place overall.

Joshua Gordon and Emily Cohen also had a very strong performance, just missing the semi-finals.

2 Students in Negotiation Team National Finals

Susan McGivney and Bert Ng participated in the American Bar Association Negotiation Competition National Finals at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Miami, Florida, finishing in a fourth-place tie with Creighton University School of Law.

Suffolk Law School’s Negotiation Team was one of 24 teams nationwide participating in the National Finals. The team had placed first in the New England Regional Negotiation Competition in November.