National Moot Court Competition
About the Competition:
Since 1950, the New York City Bar and the American College of Trial Lawyers have sponsored this National Moot Court Competition. Every year, over 150 law schools compete in the regional rounds throughout the U.S., and the winners advance to the final rounds held at the New York City Bar in Manhattan. This nationally–recognized competition allows law students to hone their appellate advocacy skills by arguing before prominent members of the legal profession. In the past, Justice Steven Breyer and Chief Justice John Roberts have judged the championship round.
Each year, the University of Washington School of Law competes in the Northwestern Regional Rounds of the National Moot Court Competition. UW typically sends two three-person teams to this competition, the oldest and largest in the United States.
The UW’s National Moot Court Competition Team – also called the New York Team – most recently competed in Missoula, Montana in November, 2010. 3Ls Justin Andrews and Danny Stallings, and 2L Katherine Rea advanced to the semi-finals. 3Ls Mudit Kakar and Charlotte Sanders, and 2L Tom Wyrwich reached the quarterfinals. Both teams are very grateful for the guidance and assistance of their coach Julissa Robles.
2Ls Matthew Colley and Mary Swift joined the team based on their performance in the Judson Falknor Appellate Advocacy Competition this spring.
he team will add two 1L members based on their performance in the 2011 UW Hillis 1L Appellate Advocacy Competition.
UW has a history of strong performance in this competition, including a National Championship in 2006-07. We expect to continue this tradition in 2011-12.
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