April 6, 2009

Michigan State seizes throne at Prince Evidence tourney

Perhaps riding on the coattails of its undergraduate basketball team (or maybe it's the other way around???), Michigan State University College of Law won the 24th Annual Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition this weekend. MSU defeated UC Hastings College of the Law in the final round. Seton Hall University School of Law and and Cornell University Law School were semifinalists at the 36-team tournament hosted by Brooklyn Law School.

Widener University School of Law claimed Best Brief. Mike Nicolas of William & Mary Law School won Best Oralist of the preliminary rounds; Josh Dietz at Hastings won Best Oralist of the final round.

No posts from any school websites yet, but I did find this amusing: Hastings has an article up detailing how it "dominated the out-rounds" at Evan A. Evans two weekends ago. Unfortunately, we learn in the second sentence that by "dominate," they mean "losing in the octas and quarters" and hauling in a second-place advocate award. Had I only known the term "dominate" is interchangeable with "slightly above-average performance," I would have used it myself to celebrate Texas Tech's octafinal loss at Gibbons and my student's second-best advocate award. Oh well...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Am I going crazy or aren't octos and quaters the same thing- top 8?

Robert T. Sherwin said...

Nope. Octafinals are the round of 16. Quarterfinals are the round of 8, semifinals the round of 4, finals the round of 2. You've got to make it to the quarters to be in the top 8.

Anonymous said...

But it's all dominance.