Committee: Marc A. Casale, ChairRobert S. Smith, Associate Prof. Christian Sundquist, Faculty Advisor
Participants try cases prepared by the Senior Prize Trials Chair.
Eligibility: The competition is open to teams
comprised of two third-year students who are enrolled in academic study
at Albany Law School for both the fall and spring semesters and have a
GPA of 2.0 or above (72 team limit). No academic credit will be given
for participation in the competition.
Judges: Judges for all preliminary rounds are
practicing judges and attorneys from the area. A New York State Judge,
United States District Court Judge or Magistrate Judge presides over the
final trial. The presiding judge is responsible for selecting which
team will advance in the competition. The judge's decision is
independent of the jury verdict.
Juries & Bailiffs: The bailiff and jury
members are composed of first-year students and occasionally high school
students from the area.
to the 2011-2012 Karen C. McGovern Senior Prize Trials Winners, Javid Afzali & Nicholas J. Faso. After a close trial against
the team of Krysten G. Kenny & Marc R. Pallozzi, Afzali & Faso's team prevailed.
A special congratulations to Nairobi N. Thomas for winning Best Oral Advocate.
The Honorable Randolph F. Treece presided
over the Final Round, which was held on March 7, 2012.