October 31, 2008

Michigan State takes John Marshall moot court championship

Congratulations to Michigan State University College of Law, which won the 27th Annual John Marshall Law School International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology and Privacy Law this past weekend. My team from Texas Tech University School of Law finished second. Stetson University College of Law and South Texas College of Law rounded out the semifinalists of the 24-team competition. South Africa's University of Pretoria Faculty of Law defeated the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law in the competition's always-mysterious Ambassador Round.

Michigan State won the Best Petitioner's Brief award, while UC Hastings College of the Law won Best Respondent's Brief. Brittany Lannen from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law won Best Oralist.

Click here for full results, and here for scores.

Baylor wins National Trial Advocacy Competition

Baylor Law School's advocacy program brought home its second championship of the academic year this weekend, winning the 9th Annual National Trial Advocacy Competition hosted by Michigan State University College of Law's Moot Court & Trial Advocacy Board. Georgia State University College of Law finished second in the 26-team competition. William & Mary Law School and University of Houston Law Center were semifinalists.

Individual advocate awards went to Jason Goss (Best Opening Statement) of St. Mary's University School of Law, Cassandra St. Surin (Best Direct Examination) of Brooklyn Law School, Brittani Tweedy (Best Cross Examination and Best Overall Advocate of the preliminary rounds) of Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and Kevin Grady of William and Mary (Best Closing Argument).

Results from MSU's website are here. Baylor's website write-up is here; Georgia State's is here.

October 29, 2008

Fordham takes top prize at National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition

Fordham University School of Law won the 20th Annual National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Tournament held October 16-18. The tournament, which is run by the University of San Diego School of Law, hosted 40 teams. South Texas College of Law finished second, while UC Hastings College of the Law and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law finished third and fourth, respectively.

Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law won the Best Brief award, while Bridget Burke of South Texas won Best Oralist.

Full results, including a picture of the finalists, can be found here.

Click here for Fordham's website report.

Texas Tech crowned champions at National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition

I'm very proud to report that my team from Texas Tech University School of Law won the 11th Annual National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition over the weekend of October 17-19. The competition, which is hosted by Pepperdine University School of Law, fielded 24 teams from across the country. South Texas College of Law finished second. UC Hasting College of the Law and Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law were semifinalists.

South Texas took top Petitioner's Brief honors, while Texas Tech won Best Respondent's Brief. Cary London of New York Law School won Best Oralist of the preliminary rounds; Stephanie Lindsay from South Texas won Best Oralist of the final round.

Texas Tech's website press release is here.

October 20, 2008

Mercer wins Emory Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition

Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law won the championship at the 2008 Emory Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition, held October 10-12 in Atlanta. The University of San Diego School of Law finished second. I wasn't able to find any information on brief or speaker awards, so feel free to e-mail me and I'll update this post accordingly.

Mercer's press release is here.

*EDIT* (12/11/08) April Holloway, a member of Mercer's winning team, informed me that University of Georgia School of Law won Best Brief.

October 17, 2008

Villanova takes Lone Star mock trial crown

Villanova University School of Law took top honors at the 2008 Lone Star Classic, a 16-team mock trial competition hosted by St. Mary's University School of Law October 9-11. Villanova defeated Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law in the final round. Baylor Law School and Texas Wesleyan University School of Law rounded out the semi-finalists.

St. Mary's has an excellent recording of the final round posted on its website; click here for video.

October 8, 2008

Baylor Law School wins Admininstrative Law competition

Congratulations to Baylor Law School, which took top honors this past weekend at the 2008 Mack Kidd Administrative Law Moot Court Competition in Austin, Texas. It is Baylor's third straight championship at the competition, which hosted 12 teams. Texas Wesleyan University School of Law won second place.

Stephen Pocsik of Baylor was named the competition's Best Speaker, while Texas Wesleyan won the Best Brief award.

Click here for Baylor's website write-up; click here for Texas Wesleyan's.