A team of three Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law students traveled to Kansas City last weekend for the annual Show Me Challenge, the only voir dire competition in the nation. After beating the 2015 winner, University of Texas School of Law, Ashley Daniel (JD ’16), Alex Koehler (JD ’16) and Jessica Roundy (JD ’16) advanced to the semifinal round of the competition.
Voir dire refers to the process by which prospective jurors are questioned about their backgrounds and potential biases before being chosen to sit on a jury. It is a highly skilled process by which attorneys select or reject certain jurors to hear a case.
This is the third year that Fowler School of Law has competed in the Show Me Challenge, and the second year that our teams have made it to the semifinal round.
“As always, I am very proud of our students, not only for the skill they demonstrated but also for the professionalism and civility,” said Director of Competitions and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program Nancy Schultz. “They received so many compliments and kind comments throughout the competition, from judges, jurors, fellow competitors and coaches.”