Congratulations to the New Moot Court Board Members!

The GMU Moot Court Board is excited to welcome the following new members:

Kirk Arner
Emma Devaney
Whitney Fetzer
Julian Flamant
Kristen Harris
Mandi Hart
Ever Hess
Nicole Manu
Daniel Masakayan
Colette McCrone
Reva Grace Phillips
Kara Podraza
Tim Rodriguez
Ian Roy
Tommy Rucker
Anna Schaffner
Zachary Schutz
Daniel Shapiro
Brian Silver
Tinny Song
Emily Spence
Kathryn Swain
Leslie Tope

Congratulations!

2016 First Year Competition

Congratulations to the following advancing competitors from the 2016 First Year Moot Court Competition. A special congratulations to the champion,
Anna Schaffner!

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Octo-Finalists
Emma Devaney • Carolyn Hart • Evan Hicks • Matthew Lein • Daniel Ongaro • Reva Phillips Emily Spence • Kathryn Swain
Quarter Finalists
Lauren Fetsch • Julian Flamant • Ian Roy • Leslie Tope
Semi-Finalists
Whitney Fetzer • Nicole Manu
Finalist
Daniel Shapiro
Champion
Anna Schaffner

Best Brief in the ABA’s National Appellate Advocacy Contest

Congratulations to the GMUSL moot court team of ‘3L’s Lynzi Maas, Molly Picard, and Zachary Deubler for submitting the best brief out of 32 teams in the D.C. Regional qualifying round of the ABA’s National Appellate Advocacy Contest, held on Feb. 25-27.   This year’s problem concerned the legality of a warrantless search of a policeman’s workplace locker and the applicability of federal hate crimes legislation to the patrolman’s shooting of an unarmed motorist pulled over for a routine traffic stop.

Congratulations to the New Moot Court Board Members!

The following students have been selected for membership on the Moot Court Board based on their UCC performance, writing ability, a written application, and an interview with the executive board:

Brian Jaeger
Corey Zoldan
Levi Houston
Mackenzie Siebert
Nora Kelly
Sara Almousa
Stacey Harlow

Congratulations!

Congratulations to the New National Team Members!

Please congratulate Aaron Davis, Camilla Hundley, Danielle Barondess, Kyle Spencer, Michael Galgano, and Nick Ingros on their selection to the 2016 Nationals Team. As two teams of three they will represent us at the annual BEF Competition at Elon this Spring and at the NY Bar and ABA Competitions next year.

We would also like to congratulate Mackenzie Siebert, Tim Snyder, and Vivek Subramanyam who, based on their previous performance at the FYC and UCC, were also selected to represent the GMUSL Moot Court program as a team at the 2016 New York Bar Competition next Fall.

2015 Moot Court Board First Year Competition Results

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The final FYC Round took place on Friday, April 10 at 3:00 p.m. at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia located in Alexandria. United States District Court Judge Trenga presided, and was joined by United States District Court Judge O’Grady and Virginia Court of Appeals Judge Alston. Dean Polsby attended the final round, as did the majority of the first-year day students. After excellent performances by both finalists, the Court named Vivek Subramanyam as the Moot Court Board First Year Competition Champion. Congratulations to Champion, Vivek Subramanyam and Finalist, Michael Galgano!

2015 GAI Invitational Moot Court Competition Results

The 2015 GAI Invitational was a resounding success. The competition featured five current or former FTC Commissioners, including current Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, and former Chairmen Tim Muris and Jon Liebowtiz. The DOJ was also well represented, with three current or former Assistant Attorneys General for Antitrust judging for the competition. The competitors were outstanding, and the results are below.

Results
Champions: Matthew Hale, David Lee Johnson, and Kyle Virtue, Washington & Lee University School of Law
Finalists: Bradley Crocker, Areesha Muzaffar, and Kevin Paule, University of Florida School of Law

Best Oral Advocate: Nathan Jepson, George Washington University School of Law
Runner-Up for Best Oral Advocate: Kevin Paule, University of Florida School of Law

Best Brief:  David Lee Johnson and Kyle Virtue, Washington & Lee University School of Law (Team F)
Best Brief Runner-Up: Alicia Lee, Charles Pierre, and Monica Reid, Howard University School of Law (Team A)

First Time in 5 years, GMU makes it to Final Rounds of NYC Bar National Moot Court Competition

Congratulations to Ann Kossachev, Mary Grob, and Tyler Bezilla on advancing to the Finals of the NYC Bar National Moot Court Competition! The Team will face off against Wakeforest today at 2:00 p.m., and both finalists will represent Region IV in NYC in February! This is a huge achievement for Ann, Mary, and Tyler as well as for our Board, because it is the first time in five years that we have had a finalist in the NYC Bar contest! Great job you guys!

2014 Upper Class Competition Results

The 2014 Upper Class Competition Results are in:

Winners
Congratulations to the Winners of the 2014 Upper Class Competition: Lynzi Maas & Molly Picard!
Finalists
Samantha Parker & Manmeet Dhindsa
Semi-Finalists
Laura D’Agostino, Priyanka Bajaj, Anna Gentry, & Tom Hunt

Congratulations to all competitors, you each did a phenomenal job!