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. Randi Hardin and Kelby Kennedy advanced to the Elite 8 and Andy Casey and Matt Covert advanced to the Sweet 16. Andy Casey was selected as Best Oralist for the Competition. Professor Taiawagi Helton coached both teams.
OU Law’s chapter of NALSA and the Board of Advocates organized the competition along with help from Connie Smotherman, Amy Pepper, Casey Delaney, Kasey Hendrix, and Gary Boatner.
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