Duquesne Law students recognized at National Trial Advocacy Competition

Two Duquesne Law students received individual honors at the 2017 National Trial Advocacy Competition (NTAC). Amber McGee won the Best Opening Statement award and Hattie Parent won the Best Cross Examination award at the competition in Michigan in late October.

Attorneys Max Petrunya, L' 10, and Andrew Rothey, L'14, coached the Duquesne Law team. While the group didn't advance to finals, the personal recognition received by McGee and Parent were noteworthy due to the difficulty of receiving the honors. "We are proud of all of our students," said Pete Giglione, L'02, who leads Duquesne Law's trial advocacy program. "The individual honors alone underscore how well-coached our students were."

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