Northwestern Law’s Bartlit Center Trial Team – Allison Freedman JD’14, John Mack JD’14, Joy McClellan JD’14, and Kevin Jakopchek JD’14 – recently went undefeated in seven trials at the Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Competition, finishing first among 32 participating law schools.
In addition to Northwestern’s first place win, out of 128 competitors, Mack was voted Best Advocate in the tournament.
The team, which was coached by Rick Levin and Adam Riback of the Levin Riback Law Group, defeated Florida State, Louisiana State and Campbell in the three preliminary rounds, as well as Texas, Duquesne, Georgia, and St. Johns in the single-elimination playoffs.
The national competition draws teams from more than 30 law schools across the country to compete the annual tournament. During the competition law students try both sides of a criminal case before experienced judges and trial attorneys who serve as judges and/or evaluators.