Two students, Thomas Stevens and Samantha Constantine, from University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law will compete against legal eagles from 21 other law schools, including Georgetown and Cal-Berkeley, in a three-day mock trial that starts March 21.
They will litigate a fictitious premises-liability case in which a laborer for “Need a Fix Roofing Co.” was killed when he fell through a skylight while working at “Tom Tongue Grocery Empire Inc.” They will work from a mock complaint, answer, exhibits, depositions and stipulations in the 37th year of the competition, which is sponsored by the Texas Young Lawyers Association.
Stevens and Constantine, both 25, who won a regional competition last month, were given one month to prepare both sides of the case. They will find out which side before each round, said Rob Riley, an assistant public defender, who is one of their coaches.
They practiced Wednesday night and will do so again Sunday at 1 p.m. in the Allen Courtroom at the law school.
Constantine, a second-year student from West Frankfort, Ill,, is a graduate of Bellarmine University and Stevens, of Louisville, who is in his third year, graduated from Morehead State University.