The American Assocition for Justice Law Student Members have the opportunity to participate in AAJ’s annual National Student Trial Advocacy Competition (STAC), the nation’s premier mock trial competition. The winning team receives complimentary airfare, hotel accommodation, and registration for AAJ’s Annual Convention. This year’s convention was held in Baltimore, MD on July 25-29, 2014. Each team member of the winning team received a $2,000 Stanley Preiser Law Student Award for Trial Advocacy sponsored by the Melvin M. Belli Society and tickets to the Belli Society black tie dinner, held during AAJ’s Annual Convention.
In 2014, the winning mock trial team was from University of Akron. As a past president of the Melvin M. Belli Society and the Scholarship Chairperson, Michael Maggiano had the honor of presenting the award to the team.
The University of Akron team members consisted of Elizabeth Emanuel, Adam Carro, Justin Workman and Joseph Darwal.