On January 16, 2010, the Southern Region of the Black Law Student Association (SRBLSA), concluded its 39th Annual Convention. During the convention, BLSA hosted its annual Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Team Competition. The 2009-2010 BLSA Trial Team of North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law, coached by Judge Ernest Fullwood, placed third in the competition.
Team members include: Kirsten Lee (Captain), Titichia Mitchell, Natalya Bodrick, Niccoya Dobson, and Kia Love. The trial team placed third in what is the largest and most competitive region of BLSA. Twenty teams from around the Southern Region of BLSA competed, including teams from Emory, UNC, Wake Forest, Campbell, to name a few. By placing third in the competition, the NCCU BLSA Trial Team will advance to the National Black Law Student Association (NBLSA) Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Team Competition in Boston, Mass. in March.
Only in its third year, this is the first time that a NCCU BLSA trial team has placed at SRBLSA and advanced to Nationals. We are exceptionally proud of the team and wish them the best at Nationals!