For the first time in 19 years, the UNM School of Law is sending two teams to the finals of the National Mock Trial competition. After two-and-one-half days of regional competition at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in downtown Albuquerque, the UNM teams emerged as the top competitors from a field of 20 teams representing 10 schools.
The winning team members were: Nate Cobb, Heather Jaramillo, Stephen Lane, Heather Massoth, Robert Sanchez and Athena Spencer. They were coached by Steve Scholl (`89) and Brent Bailey.
In addition to UNM, law schools represented were: University of Denver, University of Colorado, Oklahoma City University, University of Tulsa, University of Oklahoma, University of Kansas, Washburn University, University of Arkansas-Little Rock, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville.
More than 150 alumni, students and friends of the UNM School of Law volunteered their time and talent to serve as judges, bailiffs, scorekeepers and witnesses.
The national competition will take place from March 26-29 in Austin, Texas.