The Catholic University of America


Left to right: 3Ds Maureen Cummins, Jay Goosen, Giovanna Miller, and Natalie Ware


Catholic University Law School Team Advances to Final Round
in 2012 Puerto Rico Trial Advocacy Competition


The Columbus School of Law's 2012 Puerto Rico Trial Advocacy Team advanced to the final round by defeating the University of Alabama in San Juan, Puerto Rico, over the competition period of Oct. 18-20, 2012. The four-member squad lost to the team from Temple University's law school in the final round, ultimately finishing second out of sixteen teams. 

Third-year students all, the CUA Law team consisted of Maureen Cummins, Jay Goossen, Giovanna Miller and Natalie Ware. The group bested their peers from Emory, Harvard, Suffolk, and the University of Houston, among others.
The strong showing of the Columbus School of Law team continued a string of trial and moot court team successes from last year.

The 2012 Puerto Rico Trial Advocacy Competition is held at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law, located in the historic area of Old San Juan. The tournament is an opportunity for law students to practice their trial advocacy skills in a courtroom setting before distinguished members of the legal community, by participating in a mock case under the Federal Rules of Evidence. The team's trophy for its second-place finish is on display in the law school's DuFour Library.