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The Best Law School... Softball Team

Forget the U.S. News and World Report law school rankings. Here is an honor that reveals the true grit of a law school -- the best student softball team. Over the weekend of April 4 to 6, more than 100 law school softball teams faced off in Charlottesville, Va., at the University of Virginia School of Law's 25th annual spring invitational tournament. Forty-eight regular-division and 64 co-recreational teams participated, with top honors going to UVA in the regular division and to Florida Coastal School of Law in the co-rec division. In the home run derby, top honors went to Boston College Law School 2-L Dan Healy. Smitha Dante of the UVA law school newspaper provides this recap:

The UVA Gold Regular division team won its fifth consecutive title in a close and low-scoring championship game against DoJ darling, Regent University School of Law. In the Co-rec division, Florida Coastal won its second consecutive title by defeating upstart Penn State. The UVA Co-rec Blue and Regular Blue teams also gave strong performances over the weekend, going undefeated in the round robin pod play, only to lose in the rainy bracket play on Sunday. Co-rec Orange went 2–1 in pod play, and Regular Orange, described by organizer Kyle Schindler as 'the best dressed team of the tournament,' drew a tough pod and were unable to advance.

Complete results can be downloaded in this spreadsheet. Proceeds from the tournament were donated to Charlottesville's Children, Youth & Family Services. This year, the event raised a record $18,000 for the charity. A number of law firms and legal vendors provided sponsorship for the tournament.

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on April 17, 2008 at 11:53 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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