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Congrats to Competitions Team Successes

CONGRATULATIONS to the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition teams for closing out the tournament in NYC.  Both teams advanced to the FINAL ROUND!  The team of Denise Davick, Joseph Allen, and Selby Brown also won BEST BRIEF.  Gauri Nautiyal won a speaker award.  Gauri's teammates are Brett Merritt and Andrew Henry. These teams qualify for the national finals in Chicago in April.  Coach Michelle Johnson obviously did an outstanding job as well!

CONGRATULATIONS to the ABA Mediation teams who competed this weekend. 

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My First Weeks at L/CID

The first weeks of my D.C. externship at L/CID (Legal Advisor’s Office – International Claims and Investment Disputes) were a whirlwind!  It's sort of like initiation.  You feel lost, like you belong, like you made the right decision, like you have no idea what you're doing. You notice that it takes about a week to even gain access to the whole system, then realize you actually are making progress on your first project and then... you realize it's all going to be a-okay. Better even.

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Hilary Moffett: Survivor of the Fittest

To say that 1L Hilary Moffett has overcome a few challenges in her life is an understatement. The cancer survivor has also conquered several marathons and one grueling Ironman triathlon.

The physical challenges began when Moffett was 13 years old. She had heart surgery to fix a valve issue that she was probably born with. “They fixed it,” she said. “No problem. Not a big deal.”

About six months later, the left side of her body developed a tremor.

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Buenos Dias From A Costa Rican Internship

I have just started a legal internship in San Jose, Costa Rica, with the Inter-American Court on Human Rights, one of four international Courts in the world.  

First week and half here has been quite the experience already!  The Court operates ENTIRELY in Spanish, so I didn't really get a grace period to ease into things – although I must admit the total immersion into the language has already helped me tremendously.   

I am thrilled to be in this internship.

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3L Rayshon Payton Shares D.C. Experience, Interning at White House

One current law student has gotten a taste of working in Washington, D.C., and is focused on eventually returning. Third-year student Rayshon Payton completed a summer internship in D.C. where he worked in the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs.

Payton refers to that office as the “open front door to the White House.” The individuals who work there create and coordinate opportunities for a dialogue between the Obama administration and the public. One of the duties of the office is to host political forums and other outreach events.

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