Two moot court teams from the Moritz College of Law brought home national championships last weekend from the Child Welfare and Adoption Law and Ruby R. Vale Corporate Law Moot Court Competitions.
2Ls Shalini Goyal and Kyla Snow took second place in the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition Central Regional competition on October 3. The duo won the Best Brief Award in the competition and Goyal was named Best Oralist. The team will advance to the national competition in New Orleans on November 8-9.
3L Zach Neumann was named Best Advocate at the 2015 Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court Competition on March 28.
3L Katie Kalbacher, 3L Ryan Edmiston, and 2LSusan Restrepo took second at the 27th annual Ruby R. Vale Interschool Corporate Moot Court Competition on March 15.
Two of Moritz’s traveling Moot Court teams recently took a trip to Chicago to compete in the ABA Regional Negotiation Tournament.
3Ls Josh Fravel and Ed Hebb have been named this year’s Lawrence Negotiation Competition winners. They, along with 2Ls Chris Sponseller and Matt Raby, who took second place, will now represent the Moritz College of Law at the ABA Regional Negotiations Competition in November.
Second-year students Amy Factor and Madalyn Fairbanks finished second in the National ABA Representation in Mediation Competition held last week in Miami. The team advanced to the national competition after winning their regional competition held in Providence, RI earlier in the winter.
3L Jenna Grassbaugh, 2L Ryan Harmanis, and 2L Hunter West were crowned champions of the Ruby Vale Interschool Corporate Moot Court Competition, beating teams from Penn, the University of Florida, William & Mary, and Georgetown along the way.
The mock trial team of 3Ls Gus Lazares and Katie Wallrabenstein won the regional round of the National Trial Competition and advanced to the championship round in Austin, Texas. The team competed against 19 other pairs in a weekend-long event that eliminated teams each round until one victorious duo remained.
The moot court program is making room in Drinko Hall for extra hardware after a team of 3Ls returned from the Andrews Kurth National Moot Court Championship with multiple trophies and accolades. Lisa Herman, Colin Kalvas, and Jim Saywell came in second for the “Best Brief Award” and third overall. They started as the 12th seed.
Four students who earned national champion moot court honors were recognized on the court during halftime of the men’s basketball game against Iowa. Students Jim Saywell, Whitney Siehl, Ariel Brough, and Nikki Baszynski were joined by Dean Alan Michaels, Assistant Dean Monte Smith, Associate Dean Chris Fairman, and Moot Court Director Elizabeth Sherowski.
Three students from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law will take part in the Andrews Kurth National Moot Court Championship. Only 16 schools receive an invitation, based on the performance of their moot court teams the previous academic year. Ohio State’s moot court program is currently ranked no. 12 in the country.