Doug / 11-19-2014 / Attorney

Attorney Nicholas Primrose coaches Barry Trial Team at ABA/Quinnipiac Criminal Justice Competition

On Thursday, November 6th, Nicholas Primrose, traveled to New Haven, Connecticut with a group of second and third year Barry law students to compete at the annual ABA/Quinnipiac Criminal Justice Mock Trial Competition. Over the past six weeks, after work and every weekend, Mr. Primrose volunteered his time coaching and teaching these students trial skills, including opening statements, motions, examinations, entering evidence, objections, and closing arguments.

This annual criminal justice competition regularly hosts some of the best law school mock trial programs in the country. Barry Law has won this competition twice before and always travels as stiff competition. The Barry team was made up of third year law students, Matthew Wolfe, Stephen Hallet and second year law students, Chris Fauntleroy, James McCully, and Nick De Gori. Each student was competing as an advocate in their first competition.  The competition took place in New Haven, Conneticut. The team was able to visit and explore Yale University, and their prestigious law school. Here is the team rubbing the lucky golden toe on Yale’s campus.

While the Barry Law team did not win the competition this year, student Matthew Wolfe was recognized as conducting the Best Direct Examination in the competition, besting 32 other advocates for this award.

Attorney Nicholas Primrose competed on the prestigious National Championship Barry Law Trial Team during his three years in law school, acting as the President in his final year. This is the third competition he has coached, last year bringing a team to the Final Four at the Chester Bedell Florida Bar competition. He is the second Wooten Kimbrough attorney to compete and coach the Barry Law Trial Team, following Attorney Michael Damaso, II.

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