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Trial Advocacy Team Makes Strong Showing in Regional Competition


March 13, 2013



Shown left to right are coach Adjunct Professor Steven Kunken, Seth Koslow, Stefanie Guarino, Avi Goldstein, State Supreme Court Justice Bernadette Bayne, coach Professor Lynne Kramer and Jared Scotto.

The Touro Law Trial Advocacy team recently participated in the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Student Trial Advocacy Competition in New York City. The team, consisting of third year students Stefanie Guarino, Seth Koslow and Jared Scotto and second year student Avi Goldstein, scored 5th in overall points scored and placed 7th in the regional competition. The team was coached by Professor Lynne Kramer and Adjunct Professor Steven Kunken.

“Our students worked hard training and preparing for this competition. They had the opportunity to hone their trial advocacy skills while gaining experience that will benefit them when they enter the world of practice upon graduation. We are extremely proud of their hard work and performance,” said Dean Patricia Salkin.

AAJ seeks to inspire excellence in trial advocacy through training and education for both law students and practicing attorneys. The association accomplishes this goal in part by sponsoring the National Student Trial Advocacy Competition, an annual nationwide mock trial competition. The competition is an exceptional opportunity for law students to develop and practice their trial advocacy skills before distinguished members of the bar and bench.

“This team was really savvy, smart and well prepared,” said faculty coach Lynne Kramer. “I believe that these students could set foot in court and successfully try a case the day after they are admitted.”

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Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center’s 185,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is located adjacent to both a state and a federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York. Touro Law’s proximity to the courthouses, coupled with programming developed to integrate the courtroom into the classroom, provide a one-of-a kind learning model for law students, combining a rigorous curriculum taught by expert faculty with a practical courtroom experience. Touro Law, which has a student body of approximately 750 and an alumni base of more than 5,000, offers full- and part-time J.D. programs, several dual degree programs and graduate law programs for US and foreign law graduates. Touro Law Center is part of the Touro College system.

About the Touro College and University System
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