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BLSA Wins Small Chapter of the Year, Moot Court Team Headed to Nationals

— by on February 21st, 2017

The Washington and Lee School of Law Black Law Students Association (BLSA) traveled to the Mid-Atlantic Black Law Student’s convention this February and brought home several honors.

BLSA teams competed in both moot court and mock trial competitions while at the convention. The team of Tejkaran Bains ’17L and Caitlin Peterson ’19L placed second in moot court, earning a spot in the national competition next month in Houston. The moot court team of Kja Harper-GoPaul ’17L and Angelique Rogers ’19L were semi-finalists in the regional competition.

In addition, Tejkaran Bains was named best oralist for the competition. In all, there were 13 teams representing schools from across the mid-Atlantic region.

Also, for the second year in a row, W&L’s BLSA chapter was recognized as “small chapter of the year” by the national organization.

This is the sixth year teams from W&L have competed in the BLSA moot court and mock trial competitions. W&L teams have advanced to nationals every year.

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