Moot Court team advances to quarterfinals and wins best brief award at national legal ethics and professionalism competition

Third-year Elon Law students Jennifer Meeks Mickle and Will Drath excelled at the Third Annual Legal Ethics and Professionalism Moot Court Competition at Mercer University School of Law on November 16-17. In a strong field of 22 teams from law schools across the country, the team reached the quarterfinals and took Best Petitioner’s Brief honors.

Elon Law students Jennifer Meeks Mickle and Will Drath

This is the second year that Elon has competed at Mercer, finishing among the top eight teams both years.

The team’s Best Brief award is the second for an Elon Law team this fall. Elon teams reached the quarterfinals and took Best Brief honors at the Twelfth Annual Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition at Regent University School of Law in October.

In spring 2013, Elon teams will compete in the J. Braxton Craven, Jr. Memorial Moot Court Competition at UNC-Chapel Hill, the William B. Spong Jr. Invitational Moot Court Tournament at William & Mary School of Law, and the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition in Washington, D.C. Elon will also host the Third Annual Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition from April 4-6, 2013.

The Mercer team was coached by Associate Dean Alan Woodlief and Professor Bonnie McAlister.

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