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Moot Court Announces Its Fall Teams

The Wake Forest Moot Court Board is pleased to announce our Fall teams!

National Moot Court Team–Austen Irrobali, Justin May, and Lindsay Watson will compete at the National Moot Court Competition in Richmond, Virginia.

Jessup Team–Karon Fowler, Andrew Parrish, Davis Phillips, and Gustin Vandiford will compete at the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington, DC.

Sports Law Team–Tee Hassold, Evan Leadem, and Brooke Loucks will compete at the Tulane Mardi Gras Invitational National Sports Law Competition in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Stetson Team–Melissa Bryson, Zachary Dunn, and JD Wooten will compete at the Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition in Washington, DC.

ABA Team–Michael Bixby, Jim Miller, Pat Naples will compete at the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Competition in Washington, DC.

We know these teams will represent Wake Forest University School of Law well.  We look forward to reporting on these teams’ successes, and announcing our Spring teams at a later date.

The American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition

Pat Naples, Adam Stoddard, and Zach Underwood will represent Wake Forest in The ABA Law Student Division National Appellate Advocacy Competition.  Professor Barbara Lentz will serve as the team’s coach.  The competition will be held in New York City from March 7-9.  Competitors participate in a hypothetical appeal to the United States Supreme Court.  This year’s competition problem involves false arrest, malicious prosecution, and the 4th Amendment.

The 25th Annual Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition

Nathan Kupka, Erin Blackwell, and Candace Cain will represent the Wake Forest Moot Court Board in the Twenty-Fifth Annual Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition.  Dean Suzanne Reynolds will serve as the team’s advisor.  The competition will be held February 28-March 2 at Albany Law School in Albany, New York.  The problem this year will focus on current issues in the field of family law which lend themselves to challenging oral arguments and competition.

2013 Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Michael Bixby, Ebbie Yazdani, Jennifer Skinner, Lauren Timmons, and Nick Harper will represent the Wake Forest Moot Court Board in the 54th annual Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.  This year’s competition will be held February 21-24 at George Washington University in Washington, DC.

The Jessup competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations. Teams prepare oral and written pleadings arguing both the applicant and respondent positions of the case.  Teams compete in national and regional competitions to earn the right to advance to the White & Case International Rounds in Washington, D.C., to compete against national winners from across the globe.

The 2013 problem addresses the factual and legal consequences of climate change on statehood, migration, and sovereign lending.

Jessup is the world’s largest moot court competition, with participants from over 500 law schools in more than 80 countries.  The list of countries regularly sending representative law schools to the international rounds of the Jessup Cup is impressive. They include: Argentina; Armenia; Australia; Belgium; Brazil; Canada; Chile; China; Chinese Taipei; Colombia; Czech Republic; Ethiopia; France; Germany; Ghana; Greece; Hong Kong, China; Hungary; India; Indonesia; Ireland; Israel; Italy; Japan; Kazakhstan; Malaysia; Mexico; Netherlands; Nigeria; Philippines; Poland; Romania; Russia; South Africa; South Korea; Sri Lanka; Turkey; Ukraine; United Kingdom and United States.

The Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition

Emily Unnasch, Nik Ortega, and Erin Woodrum will represent the Wake Forest Moot Court Board in the Seventeenth Annual Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition.  The competition will be held February 8-10 at American University in Washington, DC.  The theme for the 2012-2013 competition is transboundary haze and species protection.

The 18th Annual Mardi Gras Sports Law Invitational Competition

Craig Harasimowicz, Lauren Huddleston, and Taryn Walker will represent the Wake Forest Moot Court Board in the 18th Annual Mardi Gras Sports Law Invitational Competition.  The competition will be held February 6-8, 2013 at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This appellate competition focuses on sports-law related topics.

American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition

Cooper Hawley, Dylan Greenwood, and Sarah Riedl will represent Wake Forest Moot Court in the American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition.  The competition will be held March 8-10 in Boston, Massachusetts.

The regional competition consists of three qualifying rounds with each team arguing at least once on behalf of the respondent and once on behalf of the petitioner. The top 16 teams after the qualifying rounds advance to the semifinal round.  In the competition, teams participate in a hypothetical appeal to the United States Supreme Court.

Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition

Chris Hewitt, Michael Levine, Robert Bruner, Melissa Evett, Adam White, and Elliott Cassidy will represent Wake Forest Moot Court in the Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition.  The competition will be held March 29-31, and will be hosted by the Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The competition honors three former Chief Justices of the North Carolina Supreme Court and focuses on constitutional law issues.

Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Competition

Colleen Fox, Skyler Walker, and Mona Farzad will represent Wake Forest Moot Court in the Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Competition.  The competition will be held February 23-25, and will be hosted by the Albany Law School in Albany, New York.

The problem for this year’s competition will focus on current issues in the field of family law.

Stetson International and Environmental Moot Court Finals

Morgan McCall, Anna Dowdy, and Andrew Smith will represent Wake Forest Moot Court in the Stetson International and Environmental Moot Court Finals.  The finals will be held March 29-31 at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida.

All teams competing in the finals must have competed in a regional qualifying round to be eligible to advance to the International Finals.  The theme for the 2011 and 2012 competitions is nuclear issues.