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February 1, 2008
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Chicago- Kent College of Law Captures 58 th Annual National Moot Court Competition
at the New York City Bar Association
Second-Place Honors Go to University of Colorado School of Law

New York , NY – Chicago -Kent College of Law won the final round of the 58 th Annual National Moot Court Competition on Thursday, January 31, 2008 , at the New York City Bar Association. Members of the winning team included: Joanna Brinkman, Lalania Gilkey-Johnson and Rachel Moran.

University of Colorado School of Law took second-place honors. Team members included: Abraham Alexander, Grant Sullivan and Michael Wautlet.

Best Brief honors went to the University of California School of Law at Davis team, whose members included Kathleen Doty, Alacoque Hinga and Irene Zurko. Best Runner-Up Brief went to George Washington University Law School whose team members were: Eric L. Klein and Jonathan C. Bond.

Best Speaker was Rachael Moran of Chicago-Kent College of Law and runner-up honors went to Michael Wautlet of University of Colorado School of Law.

The Honorable Deanell Reece Tacha, Chief Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, presided on the final bench. Other members of the final bench were.

The Honorable Richard Andrias

Appellate Division, First Department

The Honorable Julio M. Fuentes

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

The Honorable Theodore T. Jones, Jr.

New York State Court of Appeals

The Honorable Roslynn Mauskopf

United States District Court Eastern District of New York

Michel L. Stout

President, American College of Trial Lawyers

and

Barry M. Kamins

President, New York City Bar Association

One hundred eighty-nine teams argued nationwide in this year’s competition. The case presented two issues not yet decided by the U.S. Supreme Court:

  • Does the Second Amendment protect an individual’s right to “keep and bear” arms for private use ?
  • Does the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act preempt a State from exercising its own public health and police powers to regulate the delivery of handgun ammunition ?

Twenty-eight winning and runner-up teams from 14 regions across the United States competed in the final rounds of the National Moot Court Competition. The American College of Trial Lawyers is a co-sponsor of the competition with the Association’s Young Lawyers Committee.

The following schools were represented in the final rounds of the competition:

BENJAMIN N. CARDOZO SCHOOL OF LAW

CAMPBELL UNIV. SCHOOL OF LAW

DUKE UNIV. SCHOOL OF LAW

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV. LAW SCHOOL

IIT-CHICAGO KENT COLLEGE OF LAW

LOUISIANA STATE UNIV. COLLEGE OF LAW

LOYOLA UNIV. CHICAGO SCHOOL OF LAW

LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL LOS ANGELES

LOYOLA UNIV. COLLEGE OF LAW NEW ORLEANS

MERCER UNIV. WALTER F. GEORGE SCHOOL OF LAW

NEW YORK UNIV. SCHOOL OF LAW

OHIO STATE UNIV. MICHAEL E. MORITZ COLLEGE OF LAW

ST. LOUIS UNIV. SCHOOL OF LAW

SUFFOLK UNIV. LAW SCHOOL

SYRACUSE UNIV. COLLEGE OF LAW

TEXAS TECH UNIV. SCHOOL OF LAW

UNIV. OF CALIF. AT DAVIS SCHOOL OF LAW

UNIV. OF COLORADO SCHOOL OF LAW

UNIV. OF GEORGIA SCHOOL OF LAW

UNIV. OF HOUSTON LAW CENTER

UNIV. OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF LAW

UNIV. OF MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF LAW

UNIV. OF MONTANA SCHOOL OF LAW

UNIV. OF NEBRASKA COLLEGE OF LAW

UNIV. OF NEVADA WILLIAM S. BOYD SCHOOL OF LAW

UNIV. OF WASHINGTON SCHOOL OF LAW

WAYNE STATE UNIV. SCHOOL OF LAW

WILLIAM MITCHELL COLLEGE OF LAW

About the Association
The New York City Bar Association (www.nycbar.org) was founded in 1870, and since then has been dedicated to maintaining the high ethical standards of the profession, promoting reform of the law, and providing service to the profession and the public. The Association continues to work for political, legal and social reform, while implementing innovative means to help the disadvantaged. Protecting the public’s welfare remains one of the Association’s highest priorities.

 

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