Boalt Hall Wins Regional Trial Competition

Contact: Erin Campbell, communications Dept., 510-643-8010,

The UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law Mock Trial Team competed in, and won, the National Mock Trial Competition’s Western Regional Competition in Portland, Oregon on February 20-23, 2003.

The team, comprised of third-year students Jennifer Nelson and Paul Marchegiani and anchored by second-year student Lana Morton, overcame stiff competition from the 21 other teams in the Western Region to emerge undefeated and victorious through 5 full trials over the course of the three-day competition.

The victory ensures the team a seed in the prestigious National Trial Competition Championship in Houston, Texas on March 26-29, 2003.

This was Boalt Hall’s first year participating in this competition and the team would like to extend special thanks to alternate team member Tiffany Shi and to Boalt Hall’s coach, San Francisco trial attorney John Hullverson. The team put in many hours of dedicated practice and has served notice that Boalt Hall is a school to be reckoned with when it comes to the training and education of superb trial attorneys.