College of Law

UT Law wins second at national Prince evidence competition

Posted April 5, 2016

A team of University of Tennessee College of Law students won second place and second-best brief in the national Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition, besting thirty-four other law school teams from throughout the country.

Students Sara Ohlman, Alex Thomason, and Garrett Ward represented UT Law in the thirty-first annual competition, hosted at Brooklyn Law School March 31 through April 2.

“Sara, Alex, and Garrett’s success is a testament to the excellent, hardworking students we have at UT Law,” said Michael Higdon, the team’s coach and associate professor of law. “Both judges and competitors alike praised our team’s poise, intellectual preparation, and zealous advocacy.”

The competition provides law students from across the nation the opportunity to write and argue an appellate brief that addresses evidentiary issues in a contemporary context. Distinguished jurists and judges preside over the final round each year.