Mark Boynton (JD ’97)

Photo of a member of the AAJ Trial Team practicing for the regional competition.

AAJ Trial Teams stand out amid competition at one of nation’s toughest regionals

The following post was written by Matt Breeding (JD ’06), adjunct faculty member and coach of the Wake Forest School of Law American Association for Justice (AAJ) Trial Team, following the annual AAJ  Student Trial Advocacy Regional Competition  on March 1-4 in Philadelphia.

“Coaching the Wake Forest AAJ trial team is an incredible honor, as it has been for the past 12 years. But coaching this year’s team has been one of the most profoundly impactful experiences of my professional career. Continue reading »

Photo of the members of the two regional winning National Trial Teams heading to Nationals in April 2018.

For third time in school history, both National Trial Teams win regional trial competition, advance to nationals

Wake Forest University School of Law National Trial Team competitors and coaches are continuing a record-breaking streak by sending not one, but two teams to nationals after winning the regional TYLA National Trial Competition (NTC) on Feb. 16-18.

Hosted by Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law in Raleigh, North Carolina, Wake Forest’s National Trial Teams advanced to the two championship rounds against the University of North Carolina (UNC) and Emory University law schools, and both came out victorious, says Coach Mark Boynton (JD ’97). Continue reading »

Group photo of the Wake Forest School of Law National Trial Team in courtroom, including Sophia Vazquez (JD '17), Daniel Stratton (JD '17) and Joe Karam (JD '18)

National Trial Team wins regional competition for third consecutive year, moves on to nationals March 22-26

For the third consecutive year, the National Trial Team has won the regional TYLA National Trial Competition.

“I am in awe of the winningest trial team coaches in Wake Forest history: Mark Boynton (JD ’97) and Stephanie Reese (JD ’96).  I have no words to express how proud I am of them, and I am very seldom at a loss for words,” said Professor Carol Anderson, director of Trial Practice and the Litigation Externship Clinic.

Daniel Stratton (JD ’17), Sophia Vazquez (JD ’17) and Joe Karam (JD ’18) defeated host school University of Georgia in the semi-finals and then defeated Emory University in the finals.  The team now moves on to nationals March 22-26 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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