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Two OU Law Teams Finish in Top 7 at Competition

OU Law kicked off the fall competition season at the National Health Law moot court competition held at the Southern Illinois University College of Law in Carbondale, Ill. on November 1 and 2. My 2L teammate Elizabeth Isaacs and I competed in the final round and placed second in the competition. Justin Hedges, 3L, and Rachel Sibila, 2L, placed seventh after advancing to the quarter finals. This is the first year OU Law has advanced to the final round of the National Health Law competition. We were coached by Professor Gail Mullins.

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Frobisher, Johnson Win Calvert Moot Court Competition

In a close contest, Kelsey Frobisher and Blake Johnson were declared the winning team in Friday’s final of the 2013 Calvert Moot Court Competition at OU Law.

Frobisher and Johnson argued the position of the respondents in Town of Greece, New York v. Susan Galloway and Linda Stephens, a real case that is on the U.S. Supreme Court docket this term, but has not yet been heard by the justices. Runners-up Joe Trail and Mahtab Doty argued on behalf of the city.

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Moot Court Final Round Features All-Star Judges Panel

Come watch the final round of 1L Moot Court competitions noon April 15 in the Bell Courtroom. Teams will argue in front of an all-star judges panel:

Judge Jerome Holmes – Tenth Circuit
Justice Noma Gurich – Oklahoma Supreme Court
Judge Charles Johnson – Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals
Judge Brian Goree – Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals
Judge Shon Erwin – Federal Magistrate Judge
Judge Donald Deason – State District Judge
Judge Wayne Alley – Federal District Judge, retired, and Jurist in Residence at OU Law
Professor David Swank - OU Law

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Criminal Procedure Moot Court Team Places Third

Congratulations to the Criminal Procedure Moot Court Team!  Brooke Churchman, Kelly Collins, and Katie Langwell won THIRD best brief (out of 42). The team also advanced to the second elimination round finishing in the top eight.  

This was our first time at this competition, and Professor Stephen Henderson did an excellent job as their coach. Stephen and the team spent half their Spring Break in New Jersey, so they may be suffering from the time change today.  But, wake them up and congratulate them when you see them.  

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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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