A Philadelphia high school student coached by law students Kimberly Schulze and Nick Verna took home the trophy for Best Respondent in the National Marshall-Brennan Moot Court Competition at American University in Washington on April 6.
The 3Ls mentored and coached Shanna Washington, a student at the Creative and Performing Arts High School in South Philadelphia, who won the competition.
Ellen Corrigan and Daniel Pereira, 2Ls, coached Sasha Evans from Carver High School for Engineering and Sciences in North Philadelphia, who reached the semi-finals.
The national competition included teens mentored by law students at American University’s Washington College of Law, Arizona State University, Phoenix School of Law, Southern University, Suffolk University, University of Colorado, University of Pittsburgh, Washington University, William and Mary Law School, William Mitchell College of Law and Yale Law School.
The Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project allows law students to teach teens about the U.S. Constitution and the relevance of the legal system in their lives and to groom them for moot court competitions in their home towns. Those who succeed at the local level take part in the national competition.
In all, five teens coached by Earle Mack School of Law students, took part in the national competition, the final rounds of which were judged by jurists from the U.S. District Court and the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals.