Ault Mock Trial Team advances to National Championship in Texas Young Lawyers Association National Trial Competition

Photo of team coach Sean Sweeney, Alayna Bridgett and Sophie Hulen.

After competing in five rounds at the regional competition, the Jonathan M. Ault Mock Trial Team advanced to the national championship in the Texas Young Lawyers Association National Trial Competition for the second time in the past four years.

Case Western Reserve hosted this year's regional competition at the Justice Center in downtown Cleveland from February 28 - March 1, 2020. Two teams from the law school participated, as well as 20 other teams from 10 additional law schools in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. 

Demari Muff, Grace Saalman and Haley Gold competed together, while Alayna Bridgett and Sophia Hulen formed the second team. The team was coached by Sean Sweeney.

Both teams put together an impressive showing during the preliminary rounds, defeating teams from the University of Dayton, Wayne State University and Ohio State University. 

Bridgett and Hulen advanced to the final round and were declared regional champions.