Wake Law Wins Best Brief at Gabrielli Family Moot Court Competition

Katie Morton, Matt Pagett, and Craig Principe represented Wake Forest Moot Court in the 23rd Annual Gabrielli Family Law Moot Court competition at Albany Law School over the weekend.

This year’s Gabrielli problem focused on an appeal in the fictional New Scotland Court of Appeals, questioning whether the State of New Scotland correctly terminated the child support obligation of a non-biological parent and whether the Plaintiff had the standing to petition for reasonable visitation. More information on the competition may be found here.

The Wake team competed against twenty other law schools and made the cut to the Sweet Sixteen. Additionally, they received the award for best brief in the competition, building off of last year’s 3rd best brief.

The team’s coach, Dean Suzanne Reynolds, wishes to thank the many faculty members and local attorneys who helped the team prepare for the rounds, as well as the LAWR and appellate advocacy professors that continually contribute to the growth of the student body.

Congratulations to Dean Reynolds and her Great Gabriellis, Katie, Matt, and Craig!

Wake Forest Moot Court will send teams to several other competitions in 2010-11.  Check them out here.