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Since first entering into interscholastic competitions in the spring of 2008, Elon’s Moot Court program has had great success, earning national recognition for oral advocacy and a number of best brief awards.

Pictured from left:  Alan Woodlief, senior associate dean for admissions & administration, associate professor of law and director of the moot court program, with former members of the Moot Court Board at Elon Law, Nicole Patterson '09, Craig Turner '09, Tiffany Atkins '11, Will Warihay '10 and Sarah Neely '10.

National Moot Court Achievements

Second Place – J. Braxton Craven Moot Court Competition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, February 2009 – Melanie Crenshaw '09 and Luke Spencer '09.

Second Place – Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional Law Competition, Regent University School of Law, February 2009 – Neil Oakley '09 and Richard Webb '10.

Regional Finalists – American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition, Washington, D.C. Regional, March 2017 – Todd Kendrick ‘17, Sean McLeod ‘17, and Danielle Prongay ‘17.

Regional Semifinalists – American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition, March 2012 – Melissa Westmoreland '12, Scott Morgan '12, and John Warren '13.

Regional Semifinalists – American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition, March 2010 – Tiffany Atkins '11, Lauren Jeffries '10, and William Warihay '10.

Semifinalists – Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, Regent University School of Law, February 2012 – Pamela Lawrence '12  and Christopher White '12.

Semifinalists – Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, Regent University School of Law, February 2012 – Jennifer Matthews '12 and Will Drath ' 13.

Quarterfinalists – J. Braxton Craven Moot Court Competition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, February 2017 – Trisha Barfield ‘17 and Jaylyn Noble ’17.

Quarterfinalists – Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, Regent University School of Law, October 2015 – Lizzy Coltrane ‘16, Jocelyne Riehl ‘16 and Megan Boorsma ‘16.

Quarterfinalists – Price Media Law Moot Court Competition – Americas Regional Round, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, January 2013 – Ben Kempton '16 and Craig Martin '15 (Qualified and competed in International Round at University of Oxford in England).

Quarterfinalists – William B. Spong Moot Court Tournament, William & Mary School of Law, February 2013 – Chantelle Lytle '13, Jason Senges '13 and Adam Spivey '13.

Quarterfinalists – Mercer University School of Law Legal Ethics and Professionalism Moot Court Competition, November 2012 – Will Drath ’13 and Jennifer Meeks Mickle ’13.

Quarterfinalists – 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 – J. Braxton Craven Moot Court Competition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, February 2012 – Beth Klein ’12 and Chris McLain ’12.

Quarterfinalists – Mercer University School of Law Legal Ethics and Professionalism Moot Court Competition, October 2011 – Andrea Davis ’12, Joshua Neighbors ’12 and Mark York ’12.

Quarterfinalists – Charleston School of Law National Moot Court Competition, February 2011 – Scott Morgan ’12 and Melissa Westmoreland ’12.

Quarterfinalists – J. Braxton Craven Moot Court Competition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, February 2011 – Matthew Krueger Andes ’11, Grant Sigmon ’11, and Jessica Yanez ’11.

Quarterfinalists – Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, Regent University School of Law, February 2008 – Miriam Heard '09, Amy Holthouser '09, and Sean Olson '09.

Sweet Sixteen – J. Braxton Craven Moot Court Competition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, February 2010 – Jamie Duncan '10, Sarah Neely '10, and Craig Turner '10.

Sweet Sixteen – J. Braxton Craven Moot Court Competition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, February 2014 – Bree Shadrick '15 and Daniel Watts '15.

Professionalism Award – Charleston School of Law National Moot Court Competition, March 2016 – Jackson Barnes ’17 and Meghan Smith ’17.

Brief Writing Awards

Best Overall Brief – Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, Regent University School of Law, October 2015 – Lizzy Coltrane ‘16, Jocelyne Riehl ‘16 and Megan Boorsma ‘16.

Best Petitioner’s Brief – Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, Regent University School of Law, October 2015 – Lizzy Coltrane ‘16, Jocelyne Riehl ‘16 and Megan Boorsma ‘16.

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.

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. Boshears and Buckner also placed third with this brief in the 2012–13 Brief-Writing-Award competition of Scribes, The American Society of Legal Writers.

Best Brief - Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, Regent University School of Law, February 2012 – Pamela Lawrence '12 and Christopher White '12.

Best Brief – Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, Regent University School of Law, February 2009 – Neil Oakley '09 and Richard Webb '10.

Best Brief – Charleston School of Law National Moot Court Competition, February 2009 – David Klein '10 and Nicole Patterson '10.

Second Place Brief – Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, Regent University School of Law, February 2008 – Melanie Crenshaw '09, Ted Johnson '09, and Luke Spencer '09.

Third Place Brief – Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, Regent University School of Law, October 2012 – Daniel Harris '13 and Gwendolyn Lewis '13.

Fourth Place Brief – Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, Regent University School of Law, February 2008 – Miriam Heard '09, Amy Holthouser '09, and Sean Olson '09.

Fourth Place Brief – Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, Regent University School of Law, February 2010 – Allan Blackwell '10 and Daniel Nash.

Oral Advocacy Awards

Third Place Oralist – American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition, Washington, D.C. Regional, Spring 2017 – Danielle Prongay '17.

Fourth Place Oralist – Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, Regent University School of Law, February 2012 – Will Drath '13.

Fifth Place Oralist – Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, Regent University School of Law, February 2012 – Pamela Lawrence '12.

Sixth Place Oralist – American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition, Brooklyn, N.Y. Regional, Spring 2014 – Michael Costolo '15.