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Syracuse University College of Law NTC Team Reaches Elite Eight, Wins Tiffany Cup

Posted on Monday 5/20/2019
3L Dennis Scanlon and 2L Adam Leydig

The National Trial Competition (NTC) is one of the oldest, largest, and most prestigious mock trial competitions in the United States, featuring teams from more than 140 law schools and 1,000 law student competitors. This year's national finals were held in San Antonio, TX, on March 27-31, 2019. Having won its regional round, the College of Law NTC team advanced with 29 other teams to the national finals, where it reached the quarterfinals, making it one of the top eight mock trial teams in the nation. 

Furthermore, the team of 3L Dennis Scanlon and 2L Adam Leydig won the prestigious Tiffany Cup. Established in 1974, the Tiffany Cup was created by the Trial Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association. It is awarded to the New York State law school that finishes with the best NTC record. 

Thanks to Scanlon and Leydig's win, the cup—created by jewelers Tiffany & Co.—will be on display in Dineen Hall for one year. Additionally, the College of Law collects a check for $7,500 and a plaque listing 2019 NTC Team members and coaches. This year, the NTC team was coached by Joanne Van Dyke L'87, Jeff Leibo L'03, Justin St. Louis L'17, and Professor Emeritus Travis H.D. Lewin.