At the Third Annual Elon Law Intramural Moot Court Competition, held October 26 through November 1, 21 law students earned an invitation to join the law school's Moot Court Board. Scott Morgan and Melissa Westmoreland were the competition champions.
The final round was judged by a distinguished panel of federal and state appellate judges, including: Judge Patrick Auld, Federal District Court Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina; Justice Robert Edmunds, North Carolina Supreme Court; Judge Sam J. Ervin, IV, North Carolina Court of Appeals; and Judge Robert Hunter, North Carolina Court of Appeals.
Chris White and Mathew White were the first-runner up team in the competition. Mathew White was awarded the Best Oralist award in the final round. Beth Klein won the Best Oralist award for preliminary rounds. Whitney Butcher and Joseph Fulton won the tournament’s Best Brief award.
The top 21 competitors, all second year students, were invited to join the Moot Court Board. They are as follows: Melissa Apperson, Anna Arnopolsky, Chris Avery, Amy Broadland, Whitney Butcher, Andrea Davis, Joseph Fulton, Andrew Hoke, Beth Klein, Pamela Lawrence, Hasina Lewis, Jennifer Matthews, Chris McLain, Scott Morgan, Josh Neighbors, Ben Snyder, Julie Stainback, Melissa Westmoreland, Chris White, Mathew White, and Mark York.
Third year law students serving on the tournament’s competition committee included: Tiffany Atkins, Matt Groves, Matt Krueger-Andes, Rachel Miller, Parker Moore, Whitney Parrish, Grant Sigmon, Mandie Tauber, and Holly Wright.
The Moot Court Board and the law school recognized with appreciation the following attorneys, in addition the judges cited above, for serving as judges in the tournament:
Stephanie Anderson, Burton & Sue, LLP
John Bloss, Robertson, Medlin & Bloss, PA
Lisa Boggs, Assistant US Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina
Lance Burke, Elon University School of Law
Mark Cummings, The Law Offices of Mark Cummings
Catherine Ross Dunham, Elon University School of Law
Eric Fink, Elon University School of Law
John Flynn, Carruthers & Roth, PA
Sandra Hairston, Assistant US Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina
Fred Hamlet, Attorney at Law
Neale Johnson, Smith Moore Leatherwood, LLP
Michael Joseph, Assistant US Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina
Vikram Kapil, Attorney at Law
Alexis Martinez, Elon University School of Law
Janet McAuley-Blue, Legal Aid of North Carolina
Eric Medlin, Robertson, Medlin & Bloss, PA
Dr. Betty Morgan, Elon University
Terri-Lei O’Malley, Assistant US Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina
Patricia Perkins, Elon University School of Law
Eric Placke, Assistant Federal Public Defender for the Middle District of North Carolina
Steve Robertson, Robertson, Medlin & Bloss, PA
Rett Saslow, Hill Evans Jordan & Beatty, PLLC
Edward Sharp, Legal Aid of North Carolina
Gary Sue, Burton & Sue, LLP
Jennifer Wilson, Legal Aid of North Carolina
Alan Blackwell, L’ 10, Gray Johnson & Lawson, LLP
Melanie Crenshaw, L’ 09, Barbara R. Morgenstern, PLLC
Rachel Dimont, L’ 10, Blanco Tackaberry & Matamoros, PA
Damon Duncan, L’ 09, Duncan Law, PLLC
Miriam Heard, Legal Aid of North Carolina
Erika Leigh Hamby, L’ 09, Tatum & Atkinson, PLLC
Ted Johnson, L’ 09
Sean Olson, L ‘09
Jenny Reutter, L’ 10, Forman Rossabi Black, PA
Kerri Sigler, L’ 09, Wyatt Early Harris Wheeler LLP