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National Moot Court Team Wins Best Brief and Advances to National Competition

Congratulations to the National Moot Court Team of Nicole Lynn, Drew McNeil, and Lindsay Kistler Swiniuch!

The team coached by Professor Stephen Henderson and Professor Connie Smothermon won Best Brief at the regional competition in Omaha, Nebraska.  They also won the Elite Eight and Final Four rounds, eventually losing to Creighton in the final round on a split decision by .62 of a point (out of a total 100).

The final round appearance qualifies the team for the National Moot Court National Finals in New York City in February.  

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Board of Advocates Eager to Use iPads in Competitions

The OU Law Board of Advocates hosts several intra-school and interscholastic competitions a year.  Hosting a tournament takes hundreds of hours of preparation including contacting judges, setting up administration and  coordinating schedules.  The digital initiative will help make tournament communication more efficient.  

Kim Beight, president of the BOA says,  “it really takes a village to plan a competition, and there are many moving parts in play at any given time.

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OU Law Competition Teams Have Another Great Year!

The BLSA Moot Court team of Jonathan Brewer and Marcus Barahona placed 3rd at the national competition in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The team won first place at the regional competition in Austin, Texas.   OU Law alumni Chris Staine and Marcus Bivines coached the team.  A dozen other OU/BLSA alums helped this team, including a practice round at the Judicial Center presided by Judge David Lewis.

Madison Blocker, Jarrad Cormier, and Eric Odom advanced to the Elite 8 in the Widener Vale Corporate Law Moot Court competition in Delaware. 

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OU Law Hosts the National Native American Law Student Association Moot Court competition

Over 200 competitors and coaches from 17 states attended the National Native American Law Student Association Moot Court competition held at the University of Oklahoma College of Law.   More than 200 attorneys and judges volunteered their time to judge rounds which were held Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1st.   OU Law Professor Lindsay Robertson drafted this year’s problem.  Teams from William Mitchell and the University of Hawaii argued in the final round with Ryan McCarthy and Josh Peterson from William Mitchell coming out on top.  OU Law’s teams both performed well. 

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The ABA National Appellate Advocacy Teams and the BLSA Moot Court Team Make it to Nationals!

Three more OU Law competition teams bring home awards.  Two teams headed to San Francisco for the ABA NAAC regional competitions.  The team of Kelsey Frobisher, Blake Johnson, and Alex Duncan AND the team of Brett Merritt, Andrew Henry, and Jeff Vogt were undefeated and advanced to the final round.  Kelsey Frobisher, Blake Johnson, and Jeff Vogt won speaker awards, while the team of Kelsey Frobisher, Blake Johnson, and Alex Duncan won 3rd best brief.  The teams were coached by Professor Michelle Johnson who will also take them to the national competition in Chicago in April. 

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