Zeliff Trial Bar Competition

Photo of Samantha Shaffer (JD ’20) and Kyle Huggins (JD '19) posing in Worrell Professional Center's Room 1312

Kyle Huggins (JD ’19) of Raleigh, North Carolina, wins 2018 Zeliff Trial Bar Competition

Kyle Huggins (JD ’19), a native of Raleigh, North Carolina, is the winner of the 2018 Zeliff Trial Bar Competition. Huggins received an honorable mention in the 2017 competition.

The final argument in the Michael Scott v. Worrell Pit Bulls Hockey Club case, sponsored by the Wake Forest Student Trial Bar, was held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Worrell Professional Center.

In the final round of the competition, Huggins represented the defendant, the Worrell Pit Bulls Hockey Club, while Samantha Shaffer (JD ’20) of Buffalo, New York, represented the plaintiff, Michael Scott. Continue reading »

Group photo of the 2017 Zeliff Trial Bar Competition finalists, Cheslie Kryst (JD '17) and Ashley DiMuzio (JD '17) in the Worrell Professional Center courtroom

Ashley DiMuzio (JD ’19) wins 2017 Zeliff Trial Bar Competition

Ashley DiMuzio (JD ’19), a native of Whiteville, North Carolina, is the winner of the 2017 Zeliff Trial Bar Competition. The final argument in Charlie Kelly vs. Frank Reynolds, owner/operator of Paddy’s Pub, sponsored by the Wake Forest Student Trial Bar, was held at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in the Worrell Professional Center.

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Group photo of students and a judge following the Zeliff Competition final argument

Aaron Ruffin (JD ’18) wins 2016 Zeliff Trial Bar Competition

Aaron Ruffin (JD ’18) is the winner of the 2016 Zeliff Trial Bar Competition. The final argument in Pat Johnson vs. Keep-On Trucking Company, sponsored by the Wake Forest Student Trial Bar, was held 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, in the Worrell Professional Center.

In the final round of the competition Ruffin was representing the plaintiff, Pat Johnson, while Daniel Galyon (JD ’16) was representing the defendant, Keep-On Trucking Co. The case involved trying to determine who was at fault for a traffic accident between Johnson and the driver of a truck for Keep-On Trucking.

“To be a finalist in this competition is truly exceptional,” said Judge David Hall, who serves in District 21B of the Fifth Division of the Superior Court in Forsyth County. Continue reading »