UNC Trial and Moot Court Teams Enjoy Success at Prestigious Competitions

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In recent weeks, several UNC School of Law Moot Court and Trial Teams have enjoyed success in prestigious national competitions. Our students have also been involved in planning and hosting competitions at UNC. Regardless of the outcome, our students consistently cite moot court and trial teams as an important way to build confidence and practical skills that will help them in the court room and beyond.

Client Counseling Team 2014

2L Client Counseling Team Wins Regionals

The UNC School of Law 2L Client Counseling Moot Court Team, consisting of Katie Varner and Teresa Heath, won the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Regional Client Counseling Competition held Feb. 8 at UNC School of Law. As regional champions, Varner and Heath will advance to the ABA’s National Client Counseling Competition. Read more about 2L Client Counseling Moot Court Team.

Negotiation Team Has Historic Performance at Regionals

UNC School of Law’s Negotiation Team had their strongest showing in many years at the ABA Regional Negotiation Competition last fall at Emory University School of Law. Team members included 3Ls Esther T. Earbin, Michael R. Frongello, Michael B. Shapiro, and Alexandra E. Suarez. In the preliminary rounds, Earbin and Shapiro ranked third out of 22 teams. Read more about Negotiation Team.

Broun National Trial Team Edged Out in Final Round

The UNC Broun National Trial Team (BNTT) hosted its annual Kilpatrick Townsend 1L Mock Trial Competition Jan. 16-19 at UNC School of Law. This year, 48 teams signed up to compete, more than any previous year. The UNC team, consisting of 1Ls Michael Cohen, Taylor Goodnight, Eric Hinderliter and Joseph Shuford, advanced to the final round to face a team from Duke in a unique spin on a classic rivalry. Read more about Broun National Trial Team.

37th Annual Craven Competition 2014
UNC School of Law hosted the 37th annual J Braxton Craven Jr. Memorial Competition Feb. 19-22. Teams made their appellate arguments to a panel of three federal circuit judges (center) comprised of The Honorable William L. Osteen Jr. ’87, U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina; The Honorable Marjorie Rendell, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit; and The Honorable Albert Diaz, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. The Craven Bench students, from left, Ashley Berger 2L, Julia Welch 2L, David Lambeth 3L, Hannah Tedder 2L, Samantha Thompson 3L, Nicole Daniels 2L, Matthew T. Henry 2L, Laura Kastner 2L, Kenneth Jennings 3L, Kaitlin Powers 3L, Christopher Dwight 2L, Cowden Rayburn 3L and Aldo Rodriguez 3L.

Posted by Allison L. Reid on Tue. March 25, 2014 11:41 AM
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