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Albany Law School students Glenna Morgan and Kellan Potts have been named national champions
after placing first at the American Bar Association (ABA) Law Student Division Client Counseling Competition in Waco, Texas, on April 2.
The Client Counseling Competition began in February with over 100 teams from ABA-approved law schools across the United States. Twelve teams, including Morgan (Class of 2017) and Potts (Class of 2016), advanced to the finals by winning their regional competitions.
After earning the national title, Morgan and Potts credited faculty advisor Professor Joe Connors (pictured, center), alumnus Michael Wetmore ’14, and alumna Brittiny Razzano ’14 for helping prepare them for the competition, which focused on criminal law and procedure.
The Albany Law team will now vie for the global title at the Louis M. Brown/Forrest S. Mosten International Client Consultation Competition, to be held April 27-30 at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada. They can expect to face about 20 teams from countries including Australia, England and Wales, Germany, India, Iran, Poland, Switzerland, and Turkey.
Morgan, an alumna of the University at Albany, is a member of the
Albany Law Review and has interned in the Counsel's Office of the New York State Executive Chamber, the New York State Attorney General’s Office, and the Albany office of U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer. She is currently a law clerk at the firm Malkin & Ross.
A native of Tennessee, Potts became the first member of his family to earn a higher-ed degree when he graduated from SUNY Binghamton with a B.A. in English Language and Literature/Letters. Potts, who will obtain his J.D. this May, has interned at the New York State Defenders Association and the United States Sentencing Commission, and has clerked at the Ulster Country District Attorney's Office and the U.S. Department of Justice.