Wayne Law Mock Trial teams place second in regional competition

For the second time in three years, two Wayne State University Law School Mock Trial teams advanced to the final rounds of the regional Texas Young Lawyer’s Association National Trial Competition, with both teams finishing second for 2017.

In the final round, they faced off against teams from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and the University of Cincinnati College of Law, respectively. Team one was third-year students David Adgate of Ann Arbor and Madeline Young of Troy.  Team two was third-year student Brandon Barlog of Macomb, and second-year students Linda Roelans of Grosse Pointe Farms and Courtney Rosenau of Northville. All are members of the Mock Trial National Trial Team who were drawn from the ranks of the Mock Trial student organization.

Eighteen teams from law schools throughout Michigan and Ohio participated in the competition Friday, Feb. 10, through Sunday, Feb. 12, at Michigan State University College of Law in East Lansing. The teams tackled a criminal case where the defendant was charged with possession with intent to distribute 1.1 kilograms of heroin. Each team conducted five trials, representing alternatively both the defense and prosecution sides of the problem.