Two Memphis Law advocacy teams recently came in first place in their respective regional competitions. 

The ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition team of Hailey Townsend and Win Duncan (with Kylie Ronnow on brief) was a Champion in the (virtual) Chicago region and competed in Nationals in early April.

The ABA team of Ms. Townsend and Mr. Duncan went undefeated in their region, beating both Belmont teams and teams from Chicago-Kent, Vanderbilt and Northwestern. They also received the award for fourth place brief and Hailey was seventh-best advocate. The team was coached by Professor Barbara Kritchevsky, who also serves as Director of the law school's Advocacy program. 

Sponsored by the American Bar Association, students taking part in the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition compete in a regional competition in March. The regional competition consists of appellate-style argument in front of a panel of about five judges. Approximately 40 teams compete in the regional competition. Teams that advance compete in the National Competition in Chicago in early April.

The Memphis Law Black Law Student Association (BLSA) Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition team of Briana Butler Bridgeforth and Alexxas Johnson came in 1st place in the 2022 Southern Regional Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition. The team’s coaches were Andre Mathis, Aurelia McBride, and Will Perry.

Sponsored by Black Law Student Association (BLSA), this competition is held every year at the NBLSA convention.