The 2013 Myerowitz Moot Court Finals were held April 9. Representing UM Carey Law were 2Ls Kristin Burnworth, Megan Hindle, Caleb Karpay, and Akeel St. Jean.
The results of the competition are:
Caleb Karpay – Best Oralist and Best Brief
Akeel St. Jean – Runner-Up, Best Oralist
Megan Hindle – Runner-Up, Best Brief
These top three participants become the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law’s National Moot Court Team and represent the law school at the National Moot Court Competition held in New York.
This year’s problem was set in fictional Dillon County, Texarcana. The first issue concerned whether a Dillon County ordinance banning certain types of assault weapons is constitutional under the Second Amendment. The second issue asked whether, under the Fourth Amendment, police can track an individual’s movements on public roads without a warrant by accessing the GPS information from a third-party GPS navigation system installed in the suspect’s car.
Burnworth and Karpay represented the petitioner, County of Dillon. Hindle and St. Jean represented the respondent, Tyra Collette.
An panel of judges presided over this year’s final round:
The Honorable Andre Davis ’78, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
The Honorable Paul V. Niemeyer, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
The Honorable George Levi Russell, III ’91, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
The first Myerowitz Competition was held in 1971, through the generosity of the Myerowitz family. The competition is named in honor of Morris Brown Myerowitz, a 1968 graduate of the School of Law who died tragically in a car accident shortly after graduation. Members of the Myerowitz family created the competition as a lasting memorial to Mr. Myerowitz’s sharp intellect, academic success, and zest for life. The event has become one of the most significant at the School of Law and is attended by the Myerowitz family every year.