DePaul BLSA team takes second in national mock trial

From left, BLSA trial team members Letcher, Sommerman, Watkins and Sumlar.
DePaul's Black Law Student Association (BLSA) mock trial team placed second in the National Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition held in Milwaukee, Wis. on March 15, 2014.

Team members Katherine Letcher, Samantha Sommerman, Daniel Watkins II and Forrest Sumlar vied against the top 18 teams in the country, losing by 7/10 of a point -- one of the narrowest margins in the competition's history -- to Florida State in the final rounds. Alumni Theodore Thomas (JD '09) and Chalet Braziel (JD '09) coached the team to the highest finish in DePaul's history.