32nd Annual Grossman Trial Competition held
This fall, 20 third-year Syracuse University College of Law students participated in the 32nd annual Lionel O. Grossman Trial Competition. In the final round, held Nov. 4 at the Hanley Federal Building in Syracuse, the prosecution’s team of Kristen Jones and Sugam Langer beat the defendant’s team of Sam Davis and Joshua Werbeck. Langer received the award for Best Final Round Advocate.
The presiding judge for the competition’s final round was the senior judge of the Northern District of New York, the Hon. Frederick J. Scullin Jr. L’64. The honorary bench included Hannah Arterian, dean of the SU College of Law; Hon. John C. Cherundolo L’73; Joseph Coté III L’87, Christopher C. Fallon L’73; Lisa Haber L’89; Travis H.D. Lewin, Emeritus Professor of Law; Lee Michaels L’ 67; Hon. David E. Peebles; and Joanne VanDyke L’87.
The competition is named after alumnus and founder Lionel O. Grossman L’16.
Syracuse University College of Law has one of the top-rated moot court programs in the country and has won the New York State Bar Association’s prestigious Tiffany Cup 14 times.