Chicago-Kent trial team finishes in final four at 2016 Lone Star Classic

3L Paige Olsen wins award for best closing argument

Monday, October 17, 2016
The trial advocacy team of (L-R) Dan Sanders, Paige Olsen, Krista Krepp and Kristen Farr Capizzi competed for Chicago-Kent at the Lone Star Classic in October 2016.
The trial advocacy team of (L-R) Dan Sanders, Paige Olsen, Krista Krepp and Kristen Farr Capizzi competed for Chicago-Kent at the Lone Star Classic in October 2016.

The Chicago-Kent trial advocacy team of second-year students Kristen Farr Capizzi and Krista Krepp and third-year students Paige Olsen and Dan Sanders competed in the 16th annual Lone Star Classic trial tournament--a competition among 16 of the best trial advocacy programs in the country--held October 13 to 16 at St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas.

The team finished as semifinalists, and Paige Olsen won the competition's award for best closing argument. Chicago-Kent defeated the University of Maryland, University of California-Hastings and University of Florida in the preliminary rounds before facing Loyola Law School L.A. in the semifinals, in which the judges decided for Loyola in a split decision.

The team was coached by alumni James McKay ’84, John Montelongo ’92, Nick Economakos ’12 and Heather Widell ’12.

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