UW School of Law second-year law students Rob Misulich and Nick Williamson placed second in the regional finals of the 2009 Thomas Tang International Moot Court Competition and will advance to the national competition in Boston to be held in November. Williamson also received a second-place speaker award. A total of six students represented the UW in the moot court competition held at Seattle University School of Law October 23-24, 2009. Third-year law student Marissa Olsson and second-year law student Charlotte Sanders took home the first-place award for best brief in the regional rounds of the 2009 Thomas Tang International Moot Court Competition. Second-year law students Sean Nolan and Michael Richard also represented UW in the competition.
The Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition is administered by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation and the NAPABA Judicial Council.
The competition honors the late Judge Thomas Tang, a champion of individual rights, an advocate for the advancement of minority attorneys, an ardent supporter of NAPABA and the moot court competition. Tang served on the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals from 1977 until his passing in 1995. Judge Tang's wife, Dr. Pearl Tang, continues the legacy and participates every year.