UM Carey Law students have delivered outstanding performances in the regional and national competitions that are part of every law school’s spring semester.
Two teams from UM Carey Law competed in the Washington, D.C. regional round of the ABA’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition. The teams consisted of 3Ls Robert Carlson, Daniel Flanagan, Laura Ruiz and Paul Wierenga.
On March 2-3, the law school’s Environmental Negotiation team, comprised of 3L Alex Taggart and 2L Shea Beitler-Akman, advanced to the semifinals in a 16-team field at the National Environmental Negotiation Competition.
Also on March 2, 3L Ann Kim and 2L Victoria Daka competed in the East Regional round of the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition.
UM Carey Law sent to teams to the American Bar Association’s Representation in Mediation Competition, at Regent University, Feb 23-24. The teams finished in first and fourth place on Day One, with the first-place team of 3Ls Anna Hadjitheodosiou and Michael Damiano earning an invitation to the national competition in April.
On February 13-16 in Pittsburgh, PA, two teams of four students competed in the regional round of the Thurgood Marshall National Mock Trial competition. Although this year’s teams of 3L Derrick Milburn, 2L’s Sakkara Blanchard and Iten Naguib and 1L’s Sade Brooks Nicole Burnette, Opeyemi Coker, Karen Lattibeaudiere, and Trevonne Walford missed the cut to advance by the slimmest of margins, Burnette and Lattibeaudiere were co-winners of the tournament’s Best Advocate award.
3Ls Jake Schaller and Chris Corey reached the quarterfinals round and tied for the “Best Petitioners’ Brief” at the Mardi Gras Sports Law Invitational Competition at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA on February 6-8.
On February 8-9, 3Ls Alan Dunklow & Pete Naugle reached the quarterfinals round and were awarded “Best Brief” at the National Juvenile Law Moot Court Competition at Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, CA. Their brief will be published in the Whittier Journal of Child and Family Advocacy. Dunklow also won “Best Oral Advocate.”
Third-year students Claire Durante and Emily Patterson missed the semifinal round by just a few points at the Charleston School of Law National Moot Court Competition in Charleston, SC, February 8-9
3Ls Nathan Bondar and Eldon Hong and 2L Peter Kleinberg beat 78 other teams to take first place at the fourth annual Transactional LawMeet, a competition in which students engage in mock negotiations after drafting a transactional agreement. The Mid-Atlantic Regional meet was hosted by Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law, a co-sponsor of the event.