Campbell Law School recently sent a team of second- and third-year law students to compete in the All-Star Bracket Challenge, hosted by the University of South Carolina School of Law. The competition was held virtually Oct. 23-24, 2021. The All-Star Bracket Challenge is unique in that the immense number of 64 teams competed throughout four different regions, in efforts to advance to the National Challenge.
Second-year law students Taylor Pulliam, Megan Von Canon, Niayai Lavien, Kathryn Elias and third-year law student Breann Burns represented Campbell Law in the competition. The team was coached by Campbell Law alumni Kimberly Dixon ’15 and Summer Combs ’21, Wallace Public Service and Competitive Advocacy Fellow. The participating law schools competed in four preliminary rounds of a mock criminal trial involving the difficult challenge of prosecuting and defending against a charge of first-degree murder.
Combs stated, “It was an extremely complicated case involving some of the most difficult federal evidentiary rules one could encounter and most of our team members had just begun to study Evidence and Criminal Procedure, but the team performed as if they have been practicing law, handling the same issues on a daily basis for years. The students should be proud of themselves.”