Congratulations to Marquette’s AAJ National Trial Competition Team for its third place finish in the Chicago regional.
The AAJ National Trial Competition is one of the premier national trial competitions in the country. Well over 200 teams from law schools around the country compete. The Chicago regional is generally one of the toughest regions, and many teams that advance from the Chicago regional to the national competition have ultimately won at nationals.
The Chicago regional hosted 16 teams. After the three preliminary rounds, Marquette was undefeated and advanced to the semi-final round. While the Marquette team ultimately lost a well-fought trial, the team ended up placing third in the Chicago regional. It was an excellent showing.
The team members are Katie Halopka, Hans Lodge, Emil Ovbiagele and Matt Tobin. Professor Dan Blinka is the team’s advisor, and attorneys Jason Luczak and Nate Blair coached the team.