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BLSA Places Third in National Competition

On March 17, our Black Law Students Association chapter (FSU BLSA) placed third in the National Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition in Brooklyn, New York. The FSU BLSA team of Tawanna Franklin (3L), Joshua Funderburke (1L), Jemma Takx (1L) and Mikayla Taylor (1L), coached by alumna C. Erica White ('01), was one of 19 teams from around the nation to compete. FSU previously won first place in the National Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition in 2014.

FSU BLSA qualified to compete in the 2018 national competition by placing second out of 15 teams in a regional competition in February. More than 100 teams competed regionally for a chance to qualify for the national competition.

(L-R) 1L Mikayla Taylor, 1L Jemma Takx, 3L Tawanna Franklin and 1L Joshua Funderburke
(L-R) 1L Mikayla Taylor, 1L Jemma Takx, 3L Tawanna Franklin and 1L Joshua Funderburke