Brian Libes, a 3L, and Michelle Streifthau-Livizos, a 2L, won the Albert R. Mugel National Moot Court Competition at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law on Feb. 26.
In addition to be crowned champions of the overall competition, the pair took Second Place for the Appellate Brief. Streifthau-Livizos was named Best Oral Advocate in the competition.
As the oldest national competition in the United States that focuses on tax law, the Mugel contest allows law students from across the nation to demonstrate their proficiency in oral advocacy and brief writing on a cutting edge issue of federal tax law and policy.
The students were coached by attorney Matan Shmuel of Saul Ewing.
Also on Feb. 26, Moot Court Board members Greg Kiss and Jessica Reilly won the first three rounds of oral argument in the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition. Kiss was named Best Speaker in the preliminary rounds.