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Dillard University Mock Trial Team Participates in First Regional Competition

David Grubb | Communications and Marketing

Written By David Grubb | Communications and Marketing

NEW ORLEANS – For the first time ever, the Dillard University Mock Trial Team will compete in the American Mock Trial Association Regional Competition at Mississippi College of Law in starting tomorrow, Feb. 17, in Jackson, Mississippi.


The Dillard team, one of only five historically Black colleges or universities competing nationwide, and one of only four universities in Louisiana, will participate in an entire weekend of competition from February 17 through February 19. Dillard will be competing against several schools throughout the southeast including Georgia Tech, Florida State University, University of Alabama, University of Mississippi, and Tulane University. Success at regionals would mean an opportunity to move on to the Opening Round Championships at the end of March in Memphis, Tennessee.


“I’m very proud of the work and dedication that our team has invested in preparing for our first regional competition,” said Dillard Pre-Law Advisor Adria Kimbrough. “This competition provides our students with the opportunity to test themselves with some of the brightest young minds in the country. I am confident our team will represent themselves and our University well.”


The Mock Trial Team will be represented by seven students at the regional competition: Captains Raven Morris and Kiana Stewart, Sarah Caldwell, Ashlyn Harris, Aria Lowery, Chevel Powell, and Destiny Tucker.


The Dillard University Mock Trial Team was founded in 2016 and is a member of the American Mock Trial Association (“AMTA”) along with more than 350 other universities and colleges across the United States. Mrs. Kimbrough, local attorney Roman Griffith, and Orleans Parish Civil District Court Chief Judge, the Honorable Kern Reese, serve as coaches.

For more information regarding the Dillard University Mock Trial Team, contact Adria Kimbrough at 504-816-4367 or

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