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Sixteenth Annual Stephenson Banquet at UI College of Law set for Oct. 17

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Judge Roy L. Stephenson Competition banquet, a perennial University of Iowa College of Law event, will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 at the South Room of the Iowa Memorial Union.

The banquet is the culminating event of the Oct.6-8 Stephenson Competition, where 24 UI law students test their trial advocacy skills before sitting federal or state judges. Six competition participants will be named at the banquet to represent the UI College of Law at the National Trial Competition in February.

The late William Meardon, a former partner in the Iowa City law firm Meardon, Sueppel, Downer and Hayes, will be honored at the banquet.

For ticket information, contact Scott Kruger, Stephenson Competition director, at (319) 335-9063.