Students Win Top Honors at 2008 Landskroner Competition


Akron, Ohio, Oct. 22, 2008 - University of Akron law students took home top honors at the 2008 The Landskroner Foundation for Children Closing Argument Competition.

The winning UA law students include Brian Dodez, a North Canton native and Copley resident, who won the first place prize of $750 and Kenneth Jacobson, a Canfield native and Akron resident, who won the second place prize of $500.

Twelve students were selected from a pool of applicants from law schools across the state of Ohio. The 12 students were invited to argue on behalf of an injured child who lost his sight as a result of medical negligence. The jury was comprised of experienced trial lawyers, sitting trial court judges, members of the media and child advocates.

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