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High school students compete in SULC moot court competition - 11/20/2013 -

Students from Southern University Laboratory School, Istrouma High School, and Scotlandville Magnet High School argued a mock case concerning high school students' Fifth Amendment rights during the six annual Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, November 15-16, 2013.

The first round of the competition were held at Southern University Law Center on November 15 and the final round was held at the First Circuit Court of Appeal on November 16. Judges for the competition were attorney Alejandro Perkins, Hammonds and Sills; Trudy White, Judge, 19th Judicial District Court; and attorney Wendy Ramnarine, Clayton and Fruge'.

Tya Wicker of the Southern University Laboratory School placed first in the competition; D'Ona English, Istrouma High School, placed second; Michael Owens, Scotlandville Magnet High School, placed third; and Chai Thomas, Southern University Laboratory School, placed fourth.

All four students will travel to Washington, D.C. on April 4-5, 2014, to participate in the Marshall-Brennan National High School Moot Court competition.

For more details about the SULC Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, contact Vice Chancellor Russell L. Jones,; or (225) 771-3776.


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