The LSU Law Center’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) team of Brianna Guerin and Delon Lewis won second place at the Southern Region of the National Black Law Students Association’s Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition.
Recently held in Miami, the competition consisted of 32 teams from six regions. The Law Center’s team was one of three from the Southern Region that will advance to the 18-team national competition in Atlanta.
Students Ekua Assabil, Zita Jackson, Ashley Johnson and Jasmine Owens of the Thurgood Marshal Mock Trial Team also represented the Law Center in the quarterfinal round.
Many people contributed to the success of these students, including attorneys Ashton Johnson, Gabrielle Jones, and Dallon Bush, who, along with Professor John Devlin, took primary responsibility for coaching these teams; third-year students Gabrielle Charles and Ashley McCall, who served as team managers; faculty advisors, Professors Darlene Goring and John White; and BLSA President Daphne LaSalle.
Representing over 6,000 members across the nation, the National Black Law Students Association is the largest student run organization in the country.