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Mock trial team places in national competition

Emory University School of Law |
Emory Law Mock Trial Team (left to right)
Ida Sassani 16L, Erian Stirrup 17L, Jill Hartsfield 16L, Brandon Cohen 11C 17L

Emory’s mock trial team placed third in the National Ethics Trial Competition (NETC) in Sacramento, CA, March 16-20. The competition featured a case involving charges of legal malpractice.

To participate in the competition, Emory had to have a top-ranking trial team and be invited to apply for entry. NETC accepted 22 of the teams that applied. 

Emory's team consisted of Jill Hartsfield 16L and Brandon Cohen 11C17L for defense; Ida Sassani 16L and Erian Stirrup 17L for the plaintiff.  Jerry Mason, assistant district attorney for Dekalb County, and Bryan Henderson, assistant public defender in Dekalb County, coached the team. After three days and four trials, Emory made it to the semifinals and placed third overall. Cohen also received the Best Advocate Award.