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Hofstra Law Ranks in Top 10 in 2017-18 Trial Competition Performance Ranking

Photo of Hofstra Law's Mock Trail Team and Coaches, winners of the Fall 2017 Queens County District Attorney's 4th Annual Mock Trial Competition

Hofstra Law’s Trial Team is ranked in the top 10 in the 2017-2018 Trial Competition Performance Ranking by Fordham University School of Law. The ranking is based on teams’ performance in interscholastic law school trial competitions. For its performance during the past two years, Hofstra Law’s Trial Team ranked in the top 20, at No. 18 in the country.

Photo of the first-place Hofstra Law Mock Trial Team and coaches at the New York Regional of the American Association for Justice 2018 Student Trial Advocacy CompetitionThe rankings provide an objective snapshot of achievement, awarding points for competition wins as well as for advances to final or semifinal rounds in regional and national tournaments.

The Trial Team’s highlights include:
National Champion, Queens District Attorney’s Office Mock Trial Competition (See photo at top.)
Regional Champion, American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition (See photo above right.)
Semifinalist, Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Competition
Semifinalist, St. John’s University School of Law Peter James Johnson National Civil Rights Trial Competition
Regional Semifinalist, National Black Law Students Association Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition
Best Cross-Examination, Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Competition
Best Opening Statement, Quinnipiac University Northeast Regional Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition
Best Opening Statement, Texas Young Lawyers Association Regional Trial Competition

The Hofstra Law Trial Team is coached by faculty and alumni, led by Jared Rosenblatt ’03, faculty advisor to the Hofstra Trial Advocacy Association (HTAA).