Maryland Carey Law National Moot Court Team Wins Regional

November 19, 2018

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law’s National Moot Court Team won the Region III Championship of the National Moot Court Competition in Houston on November 17. By winning their region, they advance to the 2018 National Moot Court Competition Final Rounds in New York City on January 29 to February 1, 2019 where they will face to victors of the other regional competitions.

This team consisted of third year day students Sarah Samaha and Daniel Moore and fourth year evening student Sheena Gordon. The team had the second best brief in the entire competition and Samaha won the American College of Trial Lawyers Best Oral Advocate Award for the final round of the competition. This is the second year in a row Maryland Carey Law has won its region in the National Moot Court Competition.

Maryland Carey Law is home to a number of advocacy and moot court teams, and was ranked 6th in Fordham University’s Trial Competition Performance Rankings for the 2017-2018 school year.

The National Moot Court Team is coached by alum Derek Simmonsen '12 and the Moot Court Board is advised by Professor Marc DeSimone '04.