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Release: Nov. 7, 2001

Six College of Law students selected to National Trial Advocacy team

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Six University of Iowa College of Law students have earned distinction as members of the 2002 National Trial Advocacy team based on their performance against 32 others at the Roy L. Stephenson Trial Advocacy Competition, a contest of law students' trial skills.

Third-year law students Teresa Manley Cauwels and Keisha Cretsinger, and second-year students Tracie Melvin, Kim Snitker, Tony Stabenow, and Raymond Tinnian, emerged from a field of 12 finalists to represent the UI College of Law at a regional competition in St. Louis, Mo. in February. The team, based on its performance against students from other regional law schools, may advance to the American Bar Association's annual national competition in March in Dallas, Texas.

Cretsinger also earned Best Advocate honors during the 19th annual Stephenson Competition, and Stabenow and Cauwels earned runner-up and third-place recognition, respectively.

The group of 32 second- and third-year students began preliminary rounds of trials in late October with the Nov. 3 final round judged by United States District Court Judges Ronald Longstaff, Harold Vietor and Robert Pratt.