Elon Law's 2015 Intramural Moot Court champions announced

Alexandria Hall and Jennifer LaBeau won the final round of Elon Law’s Eighth Annual Intramural Moot Court Competition. Gonzalo Ventura and Meghan Smith also competed in the final round. Ventura was named “Best Oralist from the Final Round” and “Best Oralist from the Preliminary Rounds.” The team of Leah Britt and James Capps took “Best Brief” honors.   

The final round capped off an exciting competition that began with 16 teams of 32 students vying for the championship. Semifinalists in the competition were Danielle Prongay and Todd Kendrick, and Sam Price and Landon Hodges. The quarterfinalists were Russ Michalec, Sean McLeod, Ashley Hartman, Stephanie Stradling, Ryan Glaser, Mollie Schrull, Shaketa Berrie and Liz Leo.  

The final round of the competition, held on Oct. 1, was judged by the Honorable Lindsay R. Davis, Jr., Senior Resident Superior Court Judge, Guilford County; the Honorable Louis A. Bledsoe III, Special Superior Court Judge for Complex Business Cases from Charlotte; and, Mr. Michael L. Robinson, a partner with the firm of Robinson & Lawing LLP in Winston-Salem and a nominee to fill a new seat on the Business Court. The competition was organized by the intramural committee of the Moot Court Board: chair Anne Evangelista, Lizzy Coltrane, Patrick Ellington, Marissa Kuzbyt, Jaclyn Maffetore, Morgan Meyers, Mackenzie Myers, Caitlin Robinson, Brian Sharpe and Laura Sloane.

The Moot Court Board and the law school recognize with appreciation the following attorneys and judges, in addition to the judges cited above, for serving as judges in the tournament. Elon Law alumni are noted with asterisks.

  • Melissa Westmoreland*
  • Tanji Bradley
  • John Boschini*
  • Blinn Cushman*
  • Scott Ingram
  • Matthew Mason
  • Michael Costolo*
  • Bree Shadrick*
  • Preston Nelson*
  • Assoc. Dean Kathleen McLeod
  • Alex Eiffe
  • Craig Martin*
  • Stephen Pritchard
  • Melanie Crenshaw*
  • Gwen Lewis, Alumni Director*
  • Lee Denton
  • Prof. John Flynn
  • Christopher Avery*
  • Hayley Sherman*
  • Ryan Moffitt*
  • Craig Turner*
  • Prof. Charles Splawn
  • Kelly Stage*
  • Scottie Forbes
  • Charles Perkins
  • Prof. Tim McFarlin
  • Michael Kelly
  • Scottie Forbes
  • Manisha Patel*
  • Jessica Yanez*
  • Jason Senges*
  • Mark Cummings
  • Andrea Davis*
  • Devin Senges*

Each fall, the Moot Court Board invites rising 2L and 3L students at Elon Law to compete in the Intramural Moot Court Competition. This competition provides students an excellent opportunity to practice and sharpen the research, writing and oral advocacy skills they learned during the first year. In addition, top competitors in this annual competition are invited to join the Moot Court Board and to participate in the Board’s activities, which include sponsoring the intramural competition, hosting the and fielding our own teams in competitions across the country. Most years, one quarter to one half of 2L students compete in the intramural competition. Invitations for membership on the Moot Court Board will be extended within the coming week. An announcement of the new members of the Board will be issued soon thereafter.

Learn more about the Moot Court Boar at Elon Law here.