Teams Advance to National, International Rounds

Several law school teams took high honors in recent regional competitions, allowing them to progress to national and international rounds. Team members also received Best Oralist, Best Advocate, and Best Brief awards.

Jessup Moot Court Team Defends Regional Crown

Law students Ashley Walker, Rebecca Feldmann, Jessica Cusick, Erin Griebel, and Shibani Shah won the Midwest Super-Regional of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. The team will now advance to the Shearman & Sterling International Rounds of the Competition in Washington, D.C., to compete against national and regional champions from nearly 100 countries. Cusick also won the Best Oralist award, and Walker placed in the top ten out of nearly 100 individual students. Twenty-four teams from throughout the Midwest competed in the super-regional. This marks the second straight year that the law school’s team has advanced to the International Rounds, and the sixth time in ten years (a record matched only by Harvard).

Trial Team Advances to National Competition

Trial Team members Megan Appleby and Christopher Hines finished Second Place in the Regional Competition of the National Trial Competition held in Kansas City, Missouri and hosted by the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Stephen Hoeplinger and Tara Ward made it to the Quarter-Finals with outstanding performances in the first two rounds. Appleby and Hines will compete in the National Competition to be held in Austin, Texas.

Saul Lefkowitz Team Wins National Best Brief Award

The team of Lauren Rabin, Ashley Tremain, Ben Schatz, and Kate Hart won the Dolores K. Hanna National Best Brief Award in the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition. They obtained the highest brief score of the 51 teams participating in the competition.The team of Pamela Dixon, Tuhin Ganguly, Alison Elafros, and Akshay Chakravarthy who won Second Place overall. In all, Washington University Law’s two teams won two of the five awards given at the competition. The students beat out teams from 18 other law schools. The Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, organized by the International Trademark Association (INTA), has been presenting an annual competition on trademark and unfair competition law for United States law students for the last 17 years. Students write a brief and argue the case before a panel of volunteer attorneys and jurists from the Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit and the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board of the USPTO, as well as judges from various districts and other courts.

National EMC Team Progresses to Semifinal Round
Ravi Nangia
and Edward Lush represented the law school at Pace University’s National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition in New York. They progressed through three preliminary rounds, a quarterfinal round, and advanced to the semifinal round. This placed them in the top nine teams out of 80 teams competing. In addition, Nangia won the Best Advocate award in the first two preliminary rounds, and Lush won the Best Advocate award in the third preliminary round.