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Wake Forest teams compete in the National Moot Court Competition regional

December 2nd, 2011

Two teams of Wake Forest Moot Court members competed in the National Moot Court Competition regional in Richmond, Va., on Nov. 18-19.  A total of 24 teams entered the Richmond regional, with the top two advancing to the national finals. The team consisting of Andrew Berrier, Alex Lutz, and Zoe Niesel made it to the ...

Photo of 40th Stanley Moot Court Competition Finalists Morgan McCall ('13) and Kelley Chan ('13)

Kelley Chan (’13) wins 40th Annual Stanley Moot Court Competition

November 18th, 2011

Kelley Chan  (’13) is the winner of the final round of the 40th annual Stanley Moot Court Competition sponsored by the Wake Forest University School of Law Moot Court Board. Morgan McCall (’13) represented the appellee, the United States of America, versus Chan, who represented the appellant, Megan Keane. This year’s panel judges also included the ...

Emma Maddux (’13) wins 40th annual George K. Walker Moot Court Competition

April 15th, 2011

First-year law student Emma Maddux (’13) won the 40th annual George K. Walker Moot Court Competition at the Wake Forest University School of Law on Friday, April 15. Arguing a fictitious student-on-student sexual harassment case in violation Title IX, Maddux was able to successfully argue in favor of the plaintiff. Fellow first-year law student Candace ...

Wake Forest teams compete in inaugural Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition

April 7th, 2011

On April 1-2, two teams from the Wake Forest University School of Law competed in the Inaugural Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition.  Named for the three immediate past Chief Justices of North Carolina, including Wake Forest’s own Rhoda Billings, the Competition was held at Elon Law School in Greensboro. The team of Hannah ...

Erin Tanner (’11) argues in Fourth Circuit as part of Appellate Advocacy Clinic

March 29th, 2011

Erin Tanner (’11) argued recently in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in the case of Beasley v. Arcapita, Inc., as part of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic.  Amy Puckett (’11), who worked with Tanner on the appeal, also attended the argument, which was held in the Fourth Circuit courthouse in Richmond, Va., ...

Sports Law team performs well at Tulane’s Mardi Gras Sports Law Moot Court Competition

March 9th, 2011

The Wake Forest School of Law team performed well at the Mardi Gras Sports Law Competition sponsored by Tulane Moot Court Board, said the team’s coach, Professor  Don Castleman. The team consisted of Heath Tripp, Phillip Ross and Matt Antonell. “The team advanced to the round of 16 in the most bizarre competition I have experienced ...

Group photo of Professor Walker and students Christopher Maner, Zoe Niesel, Douglas Ansel, David Senter Jr., and Alex Lutz, and Dean Blake Morant

Wake Forest law team wins Super Regional Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

February 14th, 2011

The Wake Forest University School of Law team won the South Super Regional Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Houston, Texas, defeating the University of Virginia School of Law team in the championship round on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011.   The Wake Forest team of Douglas Ansel, team captain and of counsel; Alexander ...

National Moot Court Team earns its way to semifinals

November 16th, 2010

The Wake Forest University School of Law National Moot Court Team competed in the Richmond regional on Nov. 5-6 and won three out of four matches, making the semifinals and falling just short of a trip to the national finals.  The team is made up of Luke Macdowall (’11), Katie Serfas (’11) and Rebecca Wood (’11). Twenty teams ...

Alumna argues in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

May 5th, 2010

Sarah Nichols Copeland (’08) recently argued to a panel of judges in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in the case of United States v. Saucedo, Case Number 08-40186. Copeland is providing pro bono representation to one of the defendants in the Saucedo appeal, Christopher Jaime Cardenas. Copeland is a second-year ...

Zoe Niesel wins 39th annual George K. Walker Moot Court Competition

April 18th, 2010

First-year law student Zoe Niesel won the 39th annual George K. Walker Moot Court Competition at the Wake Forest University School of Law on Friday, April 16. Arguing a fictitious Title IX case between a university and a female student-athlete, Niesel was able to successfully argue in favor of the defense. Fellow first-year law student ...