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Results and Other Information from 2012

The second annual Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition was held March 29-31, 2012.


Participating Schools

  • Appalachian School of Law
  • Charlotte School of Law
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Drexel University, Earle Mack School of Law
  • Duke University School of Law
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • George Mason University School of Law
  • Liberty University School of Law
  • Lincoln Memorial University, Duncan School of Law
  • Mercer University School of Law
  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center
  • Regent University School of Law
  • South Texas College of Law
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law
  • University of Houston Law Center
  • University of North Dakota School of Law
  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • Vanderbilt University Law School
  • Villanova Law School
  • Wake Forest University School of Law
  • William & Mary Law School

Results

First Place

Tashina Harris, Tyson Johnson and Mark Scirocco
George Mason University School of Law

Second Place

Tessa Vinson and Jessica Delany
William & Mary Law School

Semifinalists

Kelsey Heaton, Philip Morgan and Andrea Zepeda
University of Houston Law Center

Al Bender, Rebecca Hartrick and Kyra Smerkanich
George Mason University School of Law

Quarterfinalists

Sam Haaz, John Kuehne and Bob Wisse
Drexel University, Earle Mack School of Law

Sazi Lenoir-Williams and Sherea Randle
Florida Coastal School of Law

Carmen Cabrero, Anastasios Kamoutsas and Samuel Moultrie
Regent University School of Law

Ballari Mukherjee, Susannah Russell and Courtney Walsh
University of Houston Law Center

 

Oral Advocacy Awards

Preliminary Rounds – Best Oral Advocates

First Place

Carmen Cabrero
Regent University School of Law

Second Place

Jessica Delany
William & Mary Law School

Third Place

Jenna Gailliard
Florida Coastal School of Law

Final Round – Best Oral Advocates

Mark Scirocco
George Mason University School of Law

Jessica Delany
William & Mary Law School

Best Brief Awards

Petitioners' Briefs - First Place

Al Bender, Rebecca Hartrick and Kyra Smerkanich
George Mason University School of Law

Respondents' Briefs - First Place

Ballari Mukherjee, Susannah Russell and Courtney Walsh*
University of Houston Law Center

Petitioners' Briefs - Second Place

Drew Austria, Jenna Dobson and Jason Kennedy
Vanderbilt University Law School

Respondents' Briefs - Second Place

Ivy Gardner, Matt Long and Tiffany Smith
Lincoln Memorial University, Duncan School of Law

*Highest overall brief score in the competition.


Judges

Final Round Judges

The Honorable Sarah Parker
Chief Justice, North Carolina Supreme Court

The Honorable Robert H. Edmunds, Jr.
Associate Justice, North Carolina Supreme Court

The Honorable Paul M. Newby
Associate Justice, North Carolina Supreme Court

The Honorable Rhoda Billings
Chief Justice, North Carolina Supreme Court (ret.)

The Honorable James G. Exum, Jr.
Chief Justice, North Carolina Supreme Court (ret.)

The Honorable Henry E. Frye
Chief Justice, North Carolina Supreme Court (ret.)

Semifinal Round Judges

The Honorable Robert N. Hunter, Jr.
Associate Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals

The Honorable Donna Stroud
Associate Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals

The Honorable Samuel J. Ervin, Jr.
Associate Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals

The Honorable L. Patrick Auld
Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina

The Honorable Ralph A. Walker
Associate Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals (ret.)

The Honorable James L. Gale
Special Superior Court Judge for Complex Business Cases, North Carolina Business Court

 

Preliminary, Octofinal and Quarterfinal Round Judges

  • Mr. Frank Albetta
  • Ms. Carole Albright
  • Hon. Stanley Allen
  • Mr. Bert Andia
  • Mr. Jeffrey Andrews
  • Mr. Larry Archie
  • Mr. Adam Arthur ’10
  • Ms. Tiffany Atkins ’11
  • Ms. Emma Baggett
  • Mr. James Bass
  • Mr. Jon Berkelhammer
  • Mr. Keith Black
  • Ms. Jennifer Bowden ’09
  • Mr. Edward Branscomb ’09
  • Hon. Susan Bray
  • Mr. Justin Brown
  • Mr. Lance Burke
  • Mr. Jason Burton ’11
  • Mr. Nick Carr
  • Mr. William Cary
  • Ms. Barbara Cini ’11
  • Mr. Jim Clark
  • Mr. Andrew Clifford
  • Ms. Melanie Crenshaw ’09
  • Prof. David Crowe
  • Mr. Mark Cummings
  • Prof. Don Dancer
  • Mr. Jeffrey Davis
  • Ms. Camilla DeBoard ’10
  • Dean Catherine Dunham
  • Nikki Feliciano ’11
  • Tamaya Franks ’11
  • Prof. Steve Friedland
  • Hon. James Gale
  • Prof. Sonya Garza
  • Mr. Scott Gayle
  • Prof. Ashley Hairston
  • Mr. Fred Hamlet
  • Ms. Anne Harris
  • Ms. Jennifer Harrod
  • Prof. Eloise Hassell
  • Hon. Robinson Hassell
  • Mr. Craig Hensel
  • Prof. Peter Hoffman
  • Ms. Tabatha Holliday
  • Ms. Heather Jahnes
  • Mr. Samuel Johnson
  • Mr. Ted Johnson ‘09
  • Prof. Margaret Kantlehner
  • Mr. Robert King
  • Hon. Tom Lambeth
  • Mr. Phillip Long
  • Mr. Travis Martin
  • Dean Alexis Martinez-Fedrizzi
  • Mr. Matthew Mason
  • Ms. Janet McAuley-Blue
  • Dean Kate McLeod
  • Mr. Philip Mohr
  • Mr. Parker Moore ’11
  • Prof. Betty Morgan
  • Ms. Barbara Morgenstern
  • Ms. Jennifer Noble
  • Prof. Tom Noble
  • Mr. Benjamin Norman
  • Mr. Neil Oakley ’09
  • Prof. Robert Parrish
  • Mr. William Patterson
  • Mr. Charles Rawlings
  • Mr. Jeremy Ray ’11
  • Mr. Gavin Reardon
  • Ms. Stephanie Reese
  • Prof. Michael Rich
  • Mr. Amiel Rossabi
  • Ms. Karen McKeithen Schaede
  • Mr. Ed Sharp
  • Ms. Harriet Smalls
  • Dean Chris Smith
  • Mr. Jason Sparrow
  • Mr. Nathan Standley ’11
  • Ms. Joyce Terres
  • Ms. Alison Tomberlin
  • Hon. Joseph Turner
  • Hon. Ralph Walker
  • Mr. Will Warihay ’10
  • Mr. Richard Webb ’10
  • Ms. Dixie Wells

Sponsors

Elon University School of Law and the Moot Court Board gratefully acknowledge the support of the following sponsors of the 2012 Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition:

Awards Sponsor

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

Womble Carlyle sponsored this year’s team Awards.

Other Sponsors

Joy and Leary Davis

Wendy and Alan Woodlief

 

If you would like to honor the Chief Justices for whom the competition is named and assist Elon Law in advancing a premier national moot court competition in Greensboro, your support would be most appreciated. Contact Eugenia Leggett, Associate Dean for Development, to discuss these opportunities at eleggett@elon.edu or (336) 279-9209. Sponsors will be recognized in all materials regarding the competition.