Maryland Carey Law students are celebrating advocacy victories in competitions held across the country, including:
Top Team - 2017 American Association of Justice Regional Trial Competition
Finalist - Regional American Bar Association Representation in Mediation Competition
Best Oralist and Best Team - American Bar Association’s Ninth Annual First Amendment and Media Law Diversity Moot Court Competition
Finalist - Regional Black Law Students Association Mock Trial Competition
Top Team - Annual Health Law Regulatory and Compliance Competition
Best Oral Advocate - Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition
Best Draft and Finalist - Mid-Atlantic Region 2017 Transactional LawMeet
Semi-Finalist - 8th Annual National Transactional LawMeet
National Trial Team
Maryland Carey Law's National Trial Team won the 2017 American Association of Justice Regional Trial Competition on March 9-12. The team, consisting of to 3Ls Hillary Irvin, Lindsay DeFrancesco, Annie McGuire and 2L Taylor Faulkner (pictured left to right), as well as alumni coaches Magaly Bittner '14 and Jamar Brown '11, will advance to the national finals in Cleveland in late March.
A second Maryland Carey Law team, consisiting of 2Ls Haneen Daham, Kaitlin Paddy, Andrew Nagel, and 3L Thomas Pacheco, made it to the semi-finals of the regional event.
Alternative Dispute Resolution Team
2L Andy Sylvia and 3L Austin Strine, coached by Molly Boyd '16 and Toby Guerin '02, managing director for the Center for Dispute Resolution, placed second at the regional American Bar Association Representation in Mediation Competition on March 4-5 at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. They will travel to San Francisco for the national competition in April.
3L Dena Robinson (pictured far right) earned Best Oralist and Best Team awards at the American Bar Association’s Ninth Annual First Amendment and Media Law Diversity Moot Court Competition, February 10 in New Orleans. Olamide Adetunji (pictured right), a second-year student at Maryland Carey Law, was her teammate for brief writing and the semi-final round.
As one of four finalists, Robinson was paired with new teammate 2L Komal Patel, of Columbia Law School, and argued before The Honorable Stephen A. Higginson, US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; The Honorable Charles L. Wilson, US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; and The Honorable Sam A. Lindsay, US District Court of the Northern District of Texas. Robinson says she particularly appreciated the chance to hone her abilities "as an oral advocate and the immense networking opportunities the competition provided."
Thurgood Marshall National Trial Team
Maryland Carey Law students on the Thurgood Marshall National Trial Team earned a top spot in the final round of the regional Black Law Students Association mock trial competition in February, 2017. They advanced to the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) Mock Trial Competition on March 9, and narrowly missed reaching the quarterfinal round. Read more about their efforts.
2L Taylor Lilley won best oral advocate at the Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, February 25 at Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law in White Plains, NY. Sixty-three teams competed. The Maryland Carey Law team, comprised of Lilley, 3L Nick Warren and 2L Devon Harman advanced to the quarter finals, before being knocked out in a close round.