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Elon Law moot court board completes successful spring competition season

On March 9, the Elon Law team of Jenifer McCrea L'13, Christian Robin L'14 and John Warren L'13 advanced from preliminary rounds to reach the regional semifinals of the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition in Washington, D.C.

The Elon Law team of Jenifer McCrea L'13, Christian Robin L'14 and John Warren L'13 advanced from preliminary rounds to reach the regional semifinals of the 2013 ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition in Washington, D.C.

Forty teams from law schools across the country registered for the Washington, D.C. super-regional. Elon Law was also well represented by the team of Jennifer Bobowski L'14, David Lambert L'14 and Patrick Ward L'14, which presented strong arguments and narrowly missed advancing as well.

This success at the ABA Competition followed a strong showing in the 36th annual J. Braxton Craven, Jr. Memorial Competition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where the team of Meg Sparger L’13 and Andy Jones L’13 advanced from the preliminary rounds to the “sweet sixteen” of the competition.

The moot court board next looks forward to hosting the third annual Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition from April 4-6. Thirty-five teams from 24 law schools across the country are competing this year. Over 100 judges and lawyers will judge the oral argument rounds, and several members of the North Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals are slated to participate.

Additional successes of the moot court program this academic year include:

  • Chantelle Lytle ’13, Jason Senges ’13 and Adam Spivey ’13 – Quarterfinalists - William B. Spong Moot Court Tournament at William & Mary School of Law, February 2013.
     
  • Will Drath ’13 and Jennifer Meeks Mickle ’13 – Best Petitioner's Brief – Mercer University School of Law Legal Ethics and Professionalism Moot Court Competition, November 2012
     
  • Will Drath ’13 and Jennifer Meeks Mickle ’13 – Quarterfinalists – Mercer University School of Law Legal Ethics and Professionalism Moot Court Competition, November 2012
     
  • Sarah Boshears '13 and Grant Buckner '13 – Best Brief – Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, Regent University School of Law, October 2012
     
  • Sarah Boshears '13 and Grant Buckner '13 – Quarterfinalists – Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, Regent University School of Law, October 2012
     
  • Daniel Harris '13 and Gwendolyn Lewis '13 – Quarterfinalists – Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, Regent University School of Law, October 2012
     
  • Daniel Harris '13 and Gwendolyn Lewis '13 – Third Place Brief – Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, Regent University School of Law, October 2012

The school’s 2012-13 competitive teams were coached by Associate Dean Alan Woodlief, Director of Moot Court Programs, and Professors Jim Exum, Bonnie McAlister, Tom Noble and Scott Gaylord.

Philip Craft,
Staff
3/13/2013 4:03 PM