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Maryland Carey Law Celebrates Victories in Advocacy Competitions

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. 

Media Law

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.

Environmental Law

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.

Transactional Law

3L Renee Lani, 2L Jeremy Himmelstein, and 3L Ziyi He, (pictured left to right) advanced as one of only 14 teams to the national round of the 2017 Transactional LawMeet, held March 31 at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York, where they finished in the top four as a semi-finalist. Judges for the competition included former general counsel to Xerox Corporation, former SVP and general counsel to Penn National Gaming, best-selling author of Make the Deal: Negotiating Mergers & Acquisitions, and more than 10 other professionals in banking, finance, and corporate practice. 
 
This marks the first time the Maryland Carey Law team competed in the national round of the Transactional LawMeet. The team won “Best Draft” and a finalist position in the 84-team Mid-Atlantic regional meet February 24 at the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law in Philadelphia.  
 
Bill Pittler ’59, a member of the Maryland Carey Law Board of Visitors, sponsored the team while Joe Ward ’03, served as its advisor, with coaches including Roberto Baez ’15 and 3L Matthew Sarna.
 
International Law
 
The five-member team from Maryland Carey Law just missed placing in the mid-Atlantic quarter finals of the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, losing to the World Champions from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, February 17, at George Washington University Law School, in Washington, DC.  The Jessup International is the largest moot court competition in the world, attracting competitors from more than 500 law schools in more than 80 countries.
 
The team—comprised of 3L’s Ziyi He, Jonathan Lim, and Maria Nazarova as well as 2L’s Qingqing Wu and Lu Ye—was coached by several faculty members and alumni, including Brian Bajew ‘15 and Mariana Minaya ’12.

 

Health Law

During the Sixth Annual Health Law Regulatory and Compliance Competition on Saturday, March 4, Maryland Carey Law emerged as the top team, winning first place. More than 30 students from 11 law schools competed in the event, founded and hosted by the law school’s Law and Health Care Program. Read more about the event.


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