Results from the 2016 Capitol City Challenge

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The University of Houston Law Center Champions Ari Barker, Julia Bennett, Ben Hamel, and Andrew Holcomb with Coach Andrew Dao and the 2016 Capitol City Challenge final round presiding judge, the Honorable Eric M. Johnson.  

The Stephen S. Weinstein Trial Advocacy Program and the WCL Mock Trial Honor Society hosted the Eighth Annual Capitol City Challenge Mock Trial Competition at the new American Unviersity Washington College of Law Tenley Campus on February 25 - 28, 2016. The University of Houston Law Center defeated Hofstra University School of Law in the final round.

The competitors were evaluated and critiqued by experienced federal and state prosecutors, public defenders, and private practice attorneys over the course of three preliminary rounds. The top eight ranking teams then advanced onto the quarterfinal round where experienced practitioners continued to evaluate their performance.

Quarterfinalists from the 2016 Capitol City Challenge include the following:

  • Drexel University, Thomas R. Kline School of Law

  • Fordham University School of Law   

  • George Mason University  School of Law

  • New York University School of Law

  • University of California, Davis School of Law

  • William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe Law School