Allen and Wilson Take Top Honors at UF Trial Team Final Four
UF Trial Team Jeffrey Wilson and Ranaldo Allen took best team honors over Nickisha Webb and Dave Mitchell at the University of Florida Trial Team Final Four Competition Friday, Feb. 15, in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom. Allen (pictured left) was named best advocate in the competition. The trial was a murder case in which defendant Tyler Ryan was accused of murdering his twin brother, Jamie Ryan (Allen and Wilson represented the defendant, while Webb and Mitchell represented the State of Sparta). Thirty-seven second-year law students began the competition in the first round on Jan. 28. The competition was presided over by Judge Paul C. Huck, a U.S. District Court judge and UF Law graduate. As a result of the intramural competition, the Trial Team announced the addition of the following new members: Allen, Shylie Armon, Matthew Belisle, Michael Bradenham, Andrew Kwan, Caroline McCrae, Mitchell, Hannah Purkey, Webb, and Wilson. There will be an informational meeting for all interested 1Ls later in the semester regarding Trial Team tryouts for next fall.