2013-14 Year in Review

In 2013-14, members of the Moot Court Honor Society

  • won three national and regional tournaments
  • became one of only three law schools to argue in each of the first six Moot Court National Championships … and earned an invitation to argue in its seventh championship
  •  advanced to the national runoffs in both the National Moot Court Competition and the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • swept the top two oral advocacy awards in two national tournaments
  • won the National Civil Rights Competition and the National Cultural Heritage Competition on the same day
  • advanced to the Elite Eight in the National Moot Court Competition for the third year in a row and the fifth time in seven years

Competition results

William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition

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First Place & Best Brief
Eric Shinabarger
Melody Gaal
Nick Bartzen – Fourth-Best Oral Advocate
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Octofinalist
Jerome Urbik
Matt Jarka
Jake Radecki

National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition

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First Place
Paulina Lopez – Best Oral Advocate
Hannah Tuber
Kelly O’Neill
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Quarterfinalist
Greg Dierdorf
Malinda Pileggi – Second-Best Oral Advocate
Arlo Walsman

ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition