In his first year as coach, San Francisco Associate Anthony E. Guzman II has led Berkeley Law's Labor & Employment Mock Trial Team to its first regional championship since 2014 in the ABA's 16th Annual Labor and Employment Law Student Trial Advocacy Competition. The team scored an undefeated, first-place finish in the tournament, upsetting the former regional champion UCLA Law School in the final round.

The ABA founded the competition in 2004, with the intention of introducing law students to the practice of labor and employment law through realistic fact patterns that require participants to prepare opening statements, direct and cross examinations and closing arguments, all while using the Federal Rules of Evidence to argue for the admission and exclusion of testimony and exhibits.

Anthony and his team will now head to the National Championships in New Orleans on January 25 and 26.