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Moot Court Board Outpaces Rivals in Two Competitions

Max Goldberg, Ian Mandell and Michael Eaverly National Security Moot Court Competition 2015

February 23, 2015

3L Ian Mandell won two of the three top individual awards at the National Security Law Moot Court Competition at George Washington University on Feb. 20-22.

Mandell was named Best Oral Advocate and Best Overall Advocate, defeating rivals from New York University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Fordham University, George Mason University, the University of Virginia and William and Mary.  Overall, Mandell (center) and teammates 3L Michael Eaverly (right) and 2L Max Goldberg (left) took fifth place in the competition.

Mandell and Eaverly were coached by Vineet Gauri and Nancy Winter, who are both assistant U.S. attorneys.

Moot Court Honors3Ls Anthony DiJiacomo and Stephany Gordon advanced to the semi-finals in the American Bar Association Appellate Advocacy Regional Competition in Brooklyn, NY on Feb. 19-21. 2L Jasmine Smith contributed to the team’s brief. 

The team, which defeated rivals from Cornell University and Texas A& M University, was coached by David Chanin, of counsel at Kleinbard LLC.