On the weekend of February 7-9, 2020, Samford University’s Cumberland
School of Law hosted Region 8 of the annual National Trial Competition
(NTC) at the Jefferson County Civil Courthouse. Our very own
Glenda Cochran acted as one of the judges.
Each year, law students from around the nation participate in this prestigious
mock trial competition in order to gain valuable, real-world experience
in the courtroom. This year, the competition included 22 teams, 200 judges,
over 40 witnesses, and 75 student volunteers from Cumberland. A total
of 50 trials took place over the weekend, each with at least three judges.
The night before the final round, Glenda Cochran Associates hosted a dinner
for all team participants and coaches. Ms. Cochran has been closely involved
with the NTC for many years. She herself was a winner of the competition
while she was a student at Cumberland, and she has remained active by
judging and helping out with the competition over the years.
This commitment to setting up the nation’s future lawyers for success
is something that our firm is fiercely dedicated to and we are proud to
have been a part of the 2020 NTC. We send our regrets that this year’s
finals had to be canceled and look forward to working with the participants in 2021.
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