University of Florida

FlaLawOnline -

Skip to main Content   Search   Main Navigation   Resources   Website   Social   Address   What is this view

Trial Team Final Four exhibition offers good practice, positive experience

Published: October 25th, 2010

Category: Events, News, Students

Christina Vilaseca and Frank Fischer represented the prosecution team at the Trial Team Final Four on Oct. 15. (Photo by Andres Farfan)

Christina Vilaseca and Frank Fischer represented the prosecution team at the Trial Team Final Four on Oct. 15. (Photo by Andres Farfan)

While most of campus was on holiday for Homecoming, Tiana Beaudouin, Frank Fischer, Tara Tedrow and Christina Vilaseca were competing in the Trial Team Final Four on Friday, Oct. 15, in front of a judge, jury and other guests and Trial Team members.

The students, all 2Ls, argued the case, which involved criminal charges of embezzlement, use of a computer to commit a crime, and exceeding valid computer authorization, before the Honorable Charlene Honeywell, United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida. J. Scott Kirk, LaShawnda K. Jackson and Mary A. Cox, attorneys from Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A., comprised the jury.

The jury returned a verdict for the defendant, represented by Tara Tedrow and Tiana Beaudouin, finding him not guilty on all charges. Tedrow and Beaudouin won the Best Team Award. Tedrow also received the Best Advocate Award.

“Participating in the competition was a great experience,” Tedrow said. She believes the Trial Team is one of the greatest opportunities at the law school to prepare for future practice.

“Even if full trials are rare, the communication, persuasion and writing skills necessary to succeed will benefit you outside of the courtroom. Interacting with clients, other attorneys and judges at pre-trial hearings, mediations and depositions all require the skills that Trial Team will instill.”




Social links


What is this view?

You are using a dynamic assistive view of the University of Florida site. It has all the same data and features of the original site but formatted just with assistive users in mind. It has links and content reorganized to aid assistive users and has controls at the bottom under assistive options that allow you to control key aspects such as font size and contrast colors etc.
This is not a separate text-only site, it's a dynamic view that uses unique technology from Usablenet to give assistive users better, more accessible access to the same content and features as all users that use the graphic view of the site.

Assistive Options

Top of page

Assistive Options

Open the original version of this page.

Usablenet Assistive is a Usablenet product. Usablenet Assistive Main Page.