Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Moot Court News from All Over

Prof. Kent Streseman, who is the director of the appellate advocacy program at Chicago-Kent, has revived his blog, Mootness, that reports on moot court competitions from around the country.

One bit of news: the University of Washington team (Carrie Gage, Stephanie Knightlinger, Jeffrey Lane, Megan Larrondo, Ranjit Narayanan, Candice Tewell)
is among the 28 teams that are advancing to the finals of the National Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. (About 185 schools began the competition.) The UW team took it all last year. Here you can see a picture of the happy winners and, if you scroll to the bottom and click on a link, you can even see them in action in a video of the finals.

The UW also sent teams to the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition,
the University of Puerto Rico Invitational Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition, and the Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Tournament.

And of course there have been a lot of busy students right here, too, since we had both a 2L/3L mock trial competition and (for the first time) a 1L mock trial competition. I got to be a judge for one round and was very impressed by the students.

(Corrected 11/28.)

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