Temple student wins mock trial; Infilaw hits bumps on way to taking over Charleston

It as a GOOD Week for …

Being the best law student litigator in the country, after Caroline Power, a law student at Temple University Beasley School of Law took home the top prize at Baylor Law School’s 2014 Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition. Powers beat out 15 other competitors, including second-place finisher Sherri Mazur of Faulkner University, Jones School of Law, to win a $10,000 prize.

It is considered one of the most challenging mock trial competitions, as competitors do not receive the case file until they arrive in Waco — just 24 hours before the first round of trials begin. Baylor, which does not field a team, has sponsored the competition since 2010.

It was a BAD WEEK for …

 … Taking over a for profit law school, after Infilaw, which owns three other law schools, suspended its state license application to run Charleston School of Law. Students, faculty and alumni at Charleston have complained about Infilaw’s lower academic standards. The state commission looking into the request needs more time to review and the suspension will give it the time needed.