Jessica Semins was selected as the winner of the 32nd annual Bainbridge Moot Court Competition yesterday, in a narrow decision over fellow second year full-time student Gregory DeTolla, before a packed Auditorium of faculty, students, families and friends. At the conclusion of the competition, the Judge George C. Pratt Award for contributions to Moot Court was presented to Professor Samuel Levine. In the competition, named for former Law Center Dean John S. Bainbridge, 2Ls write brief and participate in oral arguments before panels of judges and lawyers. Successful competitors are invited to join the Moot Court Board, the Law Center’s elite interschool appellate advocacy team. Seen here: Nassau Bar President John P. McEntee, a commercial litigation partner at Farrell Fritz; finalists Gregory DeTolla and Jessica Semins; Judge Elizabeth S. Stong, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, EDNY; Judge John Gleeson, U.S. District Court, EDNY; and Suffolk Bar President William T. Ferris III, a 23-year veteran of the Suffolk DA’s Office, now of counsel to Bracken Margolin Besunder in Islandia.
Touro Law Review has published Volume 30, Number 1 (2014). The issue includes papers from the National Religious Legal Theory Conference hosted by the Law Center in April 2013; an article on antitrust class actions by securities “Superlawyer” Lawrence Steckman ’88; an interview of civil rights leader and former US Solicitor General Drew Days by Professor Rodger Citron; and two student comments, one on the NY Equitable Distribution statute by Nicole Giannakis and the other on NY’s guardianship system, by Melanie Rosen. Visit the Touro Law Review site!
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