A trial team from Northwestern Law’s Bartlit Center for Trial Advocacy - Andrew Gilbert JD’13, Ari Kasper JD’14, Jorge Gamboa JD’13, and Alexandra Brodman JD’13 – took first place in the Midwest Regional Championship of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law's Trial Advocacy Competition.
The team went undefeated in four trials, ousting teams from 20 other law schools, including Chicago-Kent College of Law, University of Colorado Law School, and Faulkner Law School. They will travel to Dallas in January to compete in the national finals. Lauren Caisman JD’13, Mark Eberhard JD’14, Danny Nordstrom JD’14, and Majdi Sweis JD’13 also competed in the regional championship.
The winning team was coached by Michael Leonard, of Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson, Tim Hoppe of McGuire Woods, Marko Duric of Bates Carey Nicolaides, and solo practitioner Robert Robertson.
The recent win marks the fourth time that Northwestern Law has won the Midwest Labor Law competition. While another Law School trial team took first place at the Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Competition in early November, finishing ahead of 32 participating law schools.