The team and its coaches: l-r: Brent Bailey, Andy Scholl (`11), Amber Fayerberg (`12), Frank Davis (`12), Taylor Watrous (`12), D'Ontae Sylvertooth (`11), Karen Chase (`11), Steve Scholl (`89).
Members of this year's national mock trial team showed how formidable they could be at the regional competition of the National Trial Competition. After an undefeated University of New Mexico School of Law team, comprised of Frank Davis (`12), Amber Fayerberg (`12) and Taylor Watrous (`12) lost by two points in the semi-final round to a team from Washburn University School of Law, UNM's third-year team stepped up.
In the final round, the UNM team of Karen Chase (`11), Andy Scholl (`11) and D'Ontae Sylvertooth (`11) soundly defeated the Washburn team. In addition to avenging the loss of the second-year team, the 3L team now advances to the national competition, scheduled for April in Houston.
"Our squads, as has become customary, were singled out by their peers and the opposing coaches as extraordinarily professional, well prepared and formidable opponents," said Steve Scholl (`89), who coached the UNM team along with his law partner, Brent Bailey. "Both Brent and I are extremely proud of the accomplishments of both teams, their hard work and their stellar representation of the UNM School of Law as a powerhouse in the field of trial advocacy."
February 14, 2011