Pictured, from left to right: Igor Hernandez, Jose Lorenzo, Megan Mackintosh, Caridad Garcia, Alejandro Carrasco, Denita Jones, Gregory Pierre, and David Baroff. Not pictured: Saulo Perez.
The FIU Law Trial Team recently won second place at the Hon. E. Earle Zehmer Memorial Mock Trial Competition held in Tampa and sponsored by the Florida Justice Association.
The squad composed of Alejandro Carrasco (3L), Denita Jones (3L), Saulo Perez (4L), and Gregory Pierre (4L) demonstrated powerful legal storytelling and entered the championship round as the lone undefeated squad out of a field of 14. Along the way, these student-advocates defeated perennial powerhouse Stetson University, Nova Southeastern University and the University of Miami, before being edged out by the University of Florida in the finals.
Congratulations are also in order for the team composed of Caridad Garcia (4L), Igor Hernandez (3L), Jose Lorenzo (3L), and Megan Mackintosh (3L), who represented FIU Law with poise and professionalism during their preliminary rounds.
“These students’ passionate principled advocacy has added luster to the FIU Law brand,” said Professor H.T. Smith, Director of the Trial Advocacy Program.
The Zehmer Team was coached by FIU Law alumni and former Trial Team champion David Baroff ’09, who led by example with his tireless work ethic and consistent commitment to excellence.