For the past three and a half weeks, all 1L OU Law students participated in the 1L Moot Court Competition. The annual competition is sponsored by the OU Law Board of Advocates. Each round took place in various court rooms, conference rooms, and classrooms throughout Coats Hall.
Congratulations to this year’s winners, Micah Mahdi and Joya Rutland! A complete list of the final round participants is below. Special congratulations to Joya Rutland for being awarded the title of Best Speaker.
OU Law extends a special thanks to the following final round judges:
Judge Wayne Alley, Western District of Oklahoma (retired); Jurist in Residence, OU College of Law
Judge Deborah Barnes, Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals
Judge Brian Goree, Court of Civil Appeals
Justice Noma Gurich, Oklahoma Supreme Court
Dean Joseph Harroz, Jr., OU College of Law
Judge David Lewis, Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals
Professor Rick Tepker, OU College of Law
Judge Michael Tupper, Cleveland County District Court
Judge Jeff Virgin, Cleveland County District Court
Final Round Participants:
1st Place: Micah Mahdi and Joya Rutland
2nd Place: Justin Bates and Collen Steffen
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