Mercer Law Team Places in Final Four at National Ethics Trial Competition


MACON – Mercer Law’s mock trial team recently placed in the top four at the National Ethics Trial Competition held in Sacramento, California.

Second-year students Tyler Sims, Sarah Rawlings and Marissa Merrill and third-year student Aurora Kirbo participated in the 12th annual competition at the McGeorge School of Law.

The National Ethics Trial Competition is the only law school-sponsored competition to combine an ethical and civility component that is part of the scoring. During the competition, Mercer Law Students were challenged to exercise their knowledge and skills of professional trial work while maintaining high ethical standards of the legal profession. The participants were judged by distinguished members of the judiciary from California and argued in the Robert T. Matsui U.S. Federal Courthouse in Sacramento.

The team was coached by and Robert Cabe, ’14, and Carolee Jordan, ’17, along with third-year student coaches Kourtney Chester and Phillip Abshire.

In total, 19 schools from across the country competed against one another, and Mercer Law reached the semifinals of the competition.