The GMU Moot Court Board is excited to welcome the following new members:
Reva Grace Phillips
Congratulations to the GMUSL moot court team of ‘3L’s Lynzi Maas, Molly Picard, and Zachary Deubler for submitting the best brief out of 32 teams in the D.C. Regional qualifying round of the ABA’s National Appellate Advocacy Contest, held on Feb. 25-27. This year’s problem concerned the legality of a warrantless search of a policeman’s workplace locker and the applicability of federal hate crimes legislation to the patrolman’s shooting of an unarmed motorist pulled over for a routine traffic stop.
The following students have been selected for membership on the Moot Court Board based on their UCC performance, writing ability, a written application, and an interview with the executive board:
Please congratulate Aaron Davis, Camilla Hundley, Danielle Barondess, Kyle Spencer, Michael Galgano, and Nick Ingros on their selection to the 2016 Nationals Team. As two teams of three they will represent us at the annual BEF Competition at Elon this Spring and at the NY Bar and ABA Competitions next year.
We would also like to congratulate Mackenzie Siebert, Tim Snyder, and Vivek Subramanyam who, based on their previous performance at the FYC and UCC, were also selected to represent the GMUSL Moot Court program as a team at the 2016 New York Bar Competition next Fall.
The final FYC Round took place on Friday, April 10 at 3:00 p.m. at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia located in Alexandria. United States District Court Judge Trenga presided, and was joined by United States District Court Judge O’Grady and Virginia Court of Appeals Judge Alston. Dean Polsby attended the final round, as did the majority of the first-year day students. After excellent performances by both finalists, the Court named Vivek Subramanyam as the Moot Court Board First Year Competition Champion. Congratulations to Champion, Vivek Subramanyam and Finalist, Michael Galgano!
The 2015 GAI Invitational was a resounding success. The competition featured five current or former FTC Commissioners, including current Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, and former Chairmen Tim Muris and Jon Liebowtiz. The DOJ was also well represented, with three current or former Assistant Attorneys General for Antitrust judging for the competition. The competitors were outstanding, and the results are below.
Champions: Matthew Hale, David Lee Johnson, and Kyle Virtue, Washington & Lee University School of Law
Finalists: Bradley Crocker, Areesha Muzaffar, and Kevin Paule, University of Florida School of Law
Best Oral Advocate: Nathan Jepson, George Washington University School of Law
Runner-Up for Best Oral Advocate: Kevin Paule, University of Florida School of Law
Best Brief: David Lee Johnson and Kyle Virtue, Washington & Lee University School of Law (Team F)
Best Brief Runner-Up: Alicia Lee, Charles Pierre, and Monica Reid, Howard University School of Law (Team A)
Please see the latest news from the Moot Court Board in our Alumni Newsletter: MCBNewsletter
Congratulations to Ann Kossachev, Mary Grob, and Tyler Bezilla on advancing to the Finals of the NYC Bar National Moot Court Competition! The Team will face off against Wakeforest today at 2:00 p.m., and both finalists will represent Region IV in NYC in February! This is a huge achievement for Ann, Mary, and Tyler as well as for our Board, because it is the first time in five years that we have had a finalist in the NYC Bar contest! Great job you guys!
The 2014 Upper Class Competition Results are in:
Congratulations to the Winners of the 2014 Upper Class Competition: Lynzi Maas & Molly Picard!
Samantha Parker & Manmeet Dhindsa
Laura D’Agostino, Priyanka Bajaj, Anna Gentry, & Tom Hunt
Congratulations to all competitors, you each did a phenomenal job!