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Moot Court Board Reaches Semi-Finals in Jessup Regional Competition

Jessup 2015 semifinalists

February 17, 2015

Members of the law school’s Moot Court Board advanced to the semi-finals  and took one of the top brief awards in the Regional Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition on Feb. 15.

3Ls Stacey Snyder and Lauren Runza and 2Ls Kate Mahoney, Andrew Bull and Kelsey Knish surpassed 18 other teams, including the University of North Carolina, Lewis & Clark and the University of Baltimore.  In the quarter-final round, they defeated Penn State and went on to share third place with Georgetown University Law Center.

“In each round, the team faced increasingly challenging panels of judges who were clearly experts in the subjects of the competition," said Diane Penneys Edelman, the co-chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association International Law Committee, who coached the students. "Under pressure, the team worked beautifully together and set a great example of how thorough preparation yields success."

Professor Amy Montemarano, faculty advisor to the Moot Court Board, said the students had worked very hard and demonstrated "great team work." 

Jessup is the world’s largest moot court competition, in which participants from more than 500 law schools in 80 countries take part.