National Moot Court Competition Held at Touro LawApril 13, 2018
Touro Law hosted the 5th Annual National Moot Court Competition in Law & Religion on Sunday, April 8 and Monday, April 9, 2018. The competition brought 17 teams from 12 different law schools across the country including Georgetown, Villanova, Charleston, Hofstra, University of New Hampshire, South Texas, Regent, Albany, Northwestern, Roger Williams, William and Mary, and Baylor Law School.
Finalists were teams from Regent University School of Law and William and Mary Law School, with Regent University declared as winner after much deliberation. Both teams presented arguments before a panel of distinguished judges including the Honorable Kermit Lipez, Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Supreme Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Justice Sallie Manzanet-Daniels from the Appellate Division, 1st Judicial Department, Supreme Court of the State of New York and Peter Ausili, clerk to the late Judge Leonard D. Wexler, for whom this competition was dedicated.
Additionally, the Board presented six awards for Best Oralist and three Best Brief Awards: 1st Best Oralist: Steven Lee; 2nd Best Oralist: Shaina Hayes; 3rd Best Oralist: Natalie Stanley; 4th Best Oralist: Rachel A. Edgerton; 5th Best Oralist: Sam Scott; and 6th Best Oralist: Paris Thompson.
Best Brief awards were presented to 1st Best Brief to Regent University School of Law, 2nd Best Brief to Villanova School of Law, and 3rd Best Brief to South Texas College of Law Houston.
The competition, now in its fifth year, is run by Touro Law’s Moot Court Board and is open to all law students of ABA-accredited law schools.
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