For the first time in school history, Thomas Jefferson School of Law's national trial team won the 2013 Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) regional in Tucson, Ariz. The team of Robert Sagerian (3L), Jay B Campbell (2L) and Michael Fabinski (3L) will compete in the national round April 3-7, 2013, in San Antonio. The team is coached by professors Lilys McCoy and Lea Fields-Bernard.
TJSL defeated Western State, Pepperdine, Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine, again, en route to the championship. The regional competition included 28 teams from Southern California, Arizona and Hawaii.
The TJSL team competed in five trials over the course of four days, never losing a round and receiving the highest point total of all the teams. A second TJSL team, consisting of Alonso Zavalasoto (2L), David Askander (3L) and Michael Klitzke (2L), also did well and just missed the chance to advance.