Monday, March 19, 2012

Law wins second national moot court competition

2nd Stetson team wins regional round of ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition

Stetson’s College of Law won the National Professional Responsibility Moot Court Competition this weekend in Indianapolis.

The championship team of Chad Burgess, Darcie Mulay and May Smith also won the Best Respondent Brief Award and two oralist awards at the competition. Burgess was named the best oralist overall and Smith was named the third best oralist. Professors Brooke Bowman and Roberta Flowers coached the team.

(L-R) Professor Brooke Bowman, Darcie Mulay, Chad Burgess, May Smith and Professor Roberta Flowers

“We could not be prouder of our students,” said Professor Brooke Bowman, moot court advisor. “This has been an extraordinary year for the Moot Court Board thus far—we have won six competitions, five best brief awards, and six best oralist awards, and our students are not done competing yet. We expect to be sharing more news in the next two months.”

Stetson also advanced to the National Finals of the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition after winning their final round at a regional qualifier in Boston, which attracted 40 law school teams from around the U.S. The co-champion team of Jason Lambert, Scott Stevenson and Jamie Combee was one of five teams to advance to the National Finals in Chicago in April. Stevenson won the best oralist award, and the team was coached by Professor Michael Allen and Stetson graduate Jason Stearns.

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