NBLSA Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Team Advances to National Competition

L to R: Charles Watkins, Lykisha Vaughn, LaToya Jordan, Bryan Francis and Reshonda Thompson

Bryan Francis, Reshonda Thompson, Lykisha Vaughan, and Charles Watkins with the Law Center’s National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial team took third-place honors at the regional level of the competition held January 20 to 22 in Birmingham, Alabama.

This win earned the team one of eighteen spots in the national rounds of the competition that will be held in Washington, DC in March. Twenty-six law schools from Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida competed in the regional competition, and nearly two hundred law schools compete nationally for the coveted eighteen spots at nationals.  The NBLSA Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial team is coached by alumna LaToya Jordan with assistance from Professor Jeffrey Brooks and alumnus Franz Borghardt.

For more information on the Law Center’s trial advocacy competition teams, visit http://trialadvocacy.law.lsu.edu.