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First Year Students Compete in Intramural Competitions

For the ninth consecutive year, Southwestern’s three-track Legal Analysis, Writing and Skills (LAWS) curriculum has enabled first-year students to display their newly-honed abilities across three disciplines: traditional Moot Court (appellate), Trial Advocacy, and Negotiation. On Saturday, April 8, they impressed the judges when they argued, wrote and negotiated in Southwestern's 2017 Intramural Advocacy Co ...

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Moot Court Team Reaches Semifinals and Wins Best Brief at Competition in New York

At the 32nd Annual Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition held at Brooklyn Law School in New York during the first weekend of April, Southwestern competed very well, finishing in the top 4 out of 32 participating teams. In addition to being semi-finalists, Southwestern’s team of Roy Manukyan, Nicole Meyers and Kasun Wijeyewickrema won Best Brief of the competition. In the first preliminary round, ...

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BLSA Teams Excel at National Competition

At the 49th Annual National Black Law Students Association convention held March 7 to 12 in Houston, Texas, two teams representing Southwestern performed very well. Venessa Simpson and Jasmine Ortega competed in the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition. They were one of 12 competing teams to win the Excellence in Leadership award by the US Marines Corps JAG for their demonstrated teamwork during the co ...

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Moot Court Team Wins Best Advocate, Reaches Semi-Finals

At the Bryant-Moore Moot Court Competition held the first weekend of March at Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C., Southwestern’s team of Harmony Anderson, Reneh Sepanosian and Sherron Wiggins performed very well, finishing the competition as semi-finalists. Additionally, Wiggins was named best advocate. Ten schools competed at the event, but the names of the participating teams were kept an ...

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Moot Court Team Wins Best Brief

At the 22nd Annual Tulane Law School Mardi Gras Invitational National Sports Law Moot Court Competition held on February 21 to 24, Southwestern’s team of Matilda Barseghian, Mikaela Cox and Rita Dilorenzo won First Place Brief out of 25 participating teams. Alumnus Oliver Vasquez ’00 coached the team. The competitors explained that the biggest challenge was finding time to prepare for the competition, which ...

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Strong advocacy skills help first-year LAWS students excel in Intramural Competitions

Since 2009, Southwestern has offered a unique, three-track Legal Analysis, Writing and Skills (LAWS) curriculum for students. It is especially thrilling to watch first-year students display their newly-cultivated abilities across three disciplines: traditional Moot Court (appellate), Trial Advocacy and Negotiation. This year's 1Ls continued to wow judges when they argued, wrote and negotiated in Southwester ...

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Moot Court Team Earns Second Place Brief

Earlier this month at the 21st Annual Tulane Mardi Gras Sports Law Invitational Moot Court Competition, Southwestern’s team of writer Jaime Hernandez and oralists Damaris Santamaria and Dane Schrader produced the brief that took Second Place out of 26 submissions. The average brief score amongst all submissions was an 86, while Southwestern’s team earned a highly impressive score of 95.6. Hernandez explaine ...

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Moot Court Team Wins Best Brief at Invitational Competition

At the 45th Annual William B. Spong, Jr. Invitational Moot Court Tournament at William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia, Southwestern’s team of Maria Kabayan, Daniel Kadin, and Emily Rehm took home the First Place Respondent Brief award. In addition to Southwestern, the teams participating in the competition represented Elon University, Georgetown University, Liberty University, Marquette Uni ...

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Southwestern BLSA Team Wins Regional Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition

  At the Western Regional Black Law Student Association's Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition, which was held at the University of San Diego last week, Southwestern’s team of Yanick Saila-Ngita and Alexa Whiteside dominated the event. They won First Place Team, Best Respondent Brief, and Saila-Ngita was named Best Oral Advocate. In the preliminary rounds, Southwestern competed against Trinity Law ...

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Moot Court Team Takes Second Place at Regional Competition

Last weekend at the Regional Round of the New York City Bar National Moot Court Competition held at Loyola Law School, Southwestern’s team turned in an excellent performance. Out of nine teams from six area law schools, day program students Melissa Agnetti, Laura Free and Dat-Vinh Nguyen won the Second Place Team title. Their performance qualified the team to compete at the national competition in New York ...

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