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 ADVOCACY HIGHLIGHTS 2022 National CHAMPION TEAM This past year, law students on our Advocacy Boards continued to compete – and win! – in big events around the country. In January, 2022 graduate and Negotiation Board member Bess Fisher won The Closer, the most challenging transactional law competition in the nation. The invitation- only event is hosted each year by Baylor University and is open to law schools demonstrating an excellence in practical training for transactional law. UM Law’s Trial Advocacy Board brought home its first-ever national championship, defeating UCLA in the Florida National Trial Competition. Hunter Bell, Anna Claire Brown, Carly Chinn, and Todd Conklin competed on the UM Trial Advocacy team, where they brought a hypothetical case all the way to trial. Trial competitions such as this one typically require 100-200 hours of preparation. UM Law’s student advocacy boards have historically excelled. The Moot Court Board and Negotiation Boards have won fifteen national championships since 2011. 11 

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