Najah Jacobs ’15 Helps Law School Group Win 2017 Tournament of Champions

Najah Jacobs ’15 Helps Law School Group Win 2017 Tournament of Champions

LOS ANGELES – Former Rams' women's basketball player Najah Jacobs '15 is now in her third year of law school at the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law in Philadelphia, Pa. Earlier this month, Jacobs and a group of Drexel law students traveled out to Los Angeles for the intensely competitive Tournament of Champions, hosted by Loyola Law School. Drexel won the tournament for the second-consecutive year.

Jacobs was a four-year member of the Rams' women's basketball team from 2011 until her graduation in 2015. She sits ninth on the Rams' all-time leaderboard for career points with 1,370. Jacobs was also named All-CACC First Team for both the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons.

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About the Tournament of Champions
In 1989, Professor Charles E. "Chuck" Kirkwood, of the University of Akron School of Law, hosted the first Tournament of Champions Trial Competition. He invited the best trial advocacy law schools in the nation. Invitations were based on performance over the years in two "open" student trial competitions: the National Trial Competition and the American Association for Justice (AAJ) National Student Trial Advocacy Competition. The tournament was informal and fun, with a focus on outstanding trial advocacy skills.

Today, the tournament is one of the premier law school trial competitions in the nation and is known for having the highest quality of congeniality and good sportsmanship. Each year, 16 schools are invited. The invitations are based on a three-year performance record at the National trial Competition and the AAJ National Student Trial Advocacy Competition, and performances at prior Tournament of Champions competition.