The Billings, Exum, & Frye
National Moot Court Competition
News highlights from the April 28, 2010 announcement
Said [former governor] Hunt, "It's good for Elon, good for downtown Greensboro and good for the state of North Carolina. I'm proud of what Elon is doing."
[Former governor] Holshouser said the competition will inspire students and alumni to seek positions of leadership in their communities. "It also will reaffirm public service as a hallmark of the practice of law," he said. "That is why these justices are perfect choices for [naming of the competition]."
David Gergen, former White House adviser and chair of the Elon Law advisory board, said the competition is the next step in the school’s development and continues its mission of public service and leadership.
Elon University's law school announced on Wednesday it will be the first N.C. law school in 35 years to establish a national moot court competition.
Elon’s students have participated in other competitions since spring 2008, finishing second in two national events and winning two awards for best brief, [Elon Law professor Alan] Woodlief said.
Moot Court Board Member, student Craig Turner, "For the school to host its own tournament will provide an opportunity for students throughout the nation to experience something positive in their legal career here in Greensboro."
A moot court competition won’t have the impact of an ACC tournament, but it will introduce downtown Greensboro to a couple of hundred law students and professors from around the country. … [Elon law school] is an engine of intellectual activity — and the moot court competition hasn’t even started yet.
George R. Johnson, Jr., dean of the law school, said the annual competition will commemorate the high standard of leadership, professionalism and service that the three justices have exhibited throughout their careers.
Hosting this kind of event moves Elon another step ahead in its development and also promises to bring a little business to Greensboro and increase the city's exposure. Naming the competition for Billings, Exum and Frye is a nice distinction. Elon is fortunate to have three former chiefs actively involved in its development.
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