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SU College of Law trial team wins Tiffany Cup; Reardon wins Best Overall Advocate
SU College of Law trial team wins Tiffany Cup; Reardon wins Best Overall AdvocateApril 09, 2009Jaclyn D. Grossojgrosso@law.syr.edu
Syracuse University College of Law was recently awarded the prestigious Tiffany Cup from the New York State Bar Association, which includes a $5,000 scholarship. The New York State Bar Association presents this award to the New York state law school that finishes with the best record at the National Trial Competition. The nationwide tournament hosted more than 300 teams and was sponsored by the Texas Young Lawyers Association.
The College of Law trial team included third-year law student Jimmie McCurdy and second-year students Hayley Campbell, Sugam Langer and Ravi Patel. Meghan Reardon, a third-year law student, was awarded the coveted Best Overall Advocate Award.
“It’s an honor to win this award and continue the tradition of winning at Syracuse. All of the coaches put in a lot of time and effort, and the trial advocacy program wouldn’t be where it is today without them,” Reardon says.
Syracuse University College of Law’s Trial Advocacy program has enjoyed great success. In the past two years, the teams have finished with one of the best records in the College of Law’s trial team history.
The trial teams are coached by Professor Emeritus Travis H.D. Lewin, adjunct professors Joanne Van Dyke L’87 and Joseph Cote III L’87, as well as David Garwood L’96, Jean Marie Westlake L’01, Brenton Dadey L’07 and Michelle Whitton-Cowan L’07.
“All of the advocates deserve a huge round of applause for their hard work and dedication,” says Van Dyke.