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First year law students continue tradition of superb advocacy

One of the most innovative aspects of Southwestern’s curriculum is the way that first-year students learn about legal analysis, writing and advocacy skills across three disciplines: traditional Moot Court (appellate), Trial Advocacy and Negotiation. This year’s 1Ls did not disappoint when they argued, wrote and negotiated in Southwestern's 2015 Intramural Advocacy Competitions, the culminating activity of S ...

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Southwestern Moot Court Team Takes Second Place and Best Brief at National Telecommunications Competition

At the 2015 National Telecommunications Moot Court Competition held in Washington D.C. February 6 and 7, Southwestern’s team of Michael L. Jensen, Daniel Kadin, and Rebecca Magenheim performed well, taking Second Place overall. Jensen's brief also won First Place. Five teams entered the competition, including Southwestern, George Washington University, University of Colorado (which won First Place overall), ...

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Southwestern Takes First Place, Best Respondent’s Brief and Best Oralist at National Moot Court Competition

Out of 25 teams from 16 law schools nationwide, Southwestern dominated in the fourth annual Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition at Elon University School of Law in North Carolina. Southwestern's Moot Court team of David Jones, Jessica Nadler and Candace Rodriguez not only won First Place, but the team also won Best Brief Award for the Respondent's Brief and Rodriguez was named Best Ora ...

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First-year Students Wow Judges in Annual LAWS Competitions

The Hon. Robert J. Cordy of the Massachusetts Supreme Court, one of five bench judges to preside over the final round of Southwestern's Intramural Moot Court Competition, has judged these at many different law schools. But after hearing Southwestern's oralists argue, Justice Cordy said, "I can sum up this experience in one word: wow!" In what has become a consistent tradition of excellence, judges commended ...

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Southwestern Takes Top Team and Brief Awards at National Moot Court Competition

At the Howard University School of Law Bryant-Moore Moot Court Competition held February 28 and March 1 in Washington, D.C. Southwestern's Moot Court team demonstrated their outstanding advocacy skills. Oralists Kenneth Korosi and Talia Leibovic won First Place, and Yi-Hsuan Lin was awarded Best Brief. Southwestern triumphed in the national civil rights competition that included eight teams, defeating Georg ...

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Southwestern’s National Moot Court Team Earns Second Place and Advances to National Rounds

On November 8 and 9, at a regional round of the National Moot Court Competition, which was held at Southwestern, the team of oralists Nita Lee and Emma Lord and writer Marguerite Sanvictores performed superbly, finishing second overall out of 13 teams. After going undefeated in the preliminary rounds, Southwestern's team beat the University of San Diego in the quarterfinals, topped Pepperdine in the semifin ...

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Southwestern Finishes in Top Four at Weschler Moot Court Competition

In October, Southwestern had an outstanding showing at the Burton D. Wechsler Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C. The team of oralists Scott Emerick, David Jones and oralist/writer Nikki Eclarinal - all third-year day program students - advanced to the semifinals, finishing in one of the top four spots out of the 29 teams who participated in this national competition. During the octafinal round, Sout ...

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Southwestern Hosts Regional Round of the National Moot Court Competition

This weekend, Southwestern is hosting a regional round of the National Moot Court Competition. A total of 13 teams from seven schools will compete, including one team from Southwestern. Southwestern’s team is comprised of Nita Lee, Emma Lord and Marguerite Sanvictores. Other schools competing include Chapman, Loyola, Pepperdine, University of San Diego and UCLA. The law school has hosted this competition ev ...

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Student wins Best Regional Brief in Scribes Competition

Congratulations to Moot Court Honors Program member Vincent Nguyen for winning Best Regional Brief in the Scribes Moot-Court Competition! The brief was originally written for the National Moot Court Competition, where Nguyen and his teammates Daneen Furr and Benjamin Sampson won First Place Team, Best Brief and Best Oralist in the regional competition last fall. ...

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