Stetson Wins Best Brief, Advances to NYC Bar National Moot Court Competition

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Stetson University College of Law won best brief at the regional round of the NYC Bar's 66th Annual Moot Court Competition.

The Stetson team and coaches who competed in the regionals of the NYC Bar Moot Court Competition.

In the last five years, Stetson teams have advanced to the National Finals four times and have won the best brief award at the regional four times.

Stetson University College of Law students Marissa Cioffi, Ryan Hedstrom, and Greg Pierson won the best brief award and finished second in the Region V round of the New York City Bar’s 66th Annual Moot Court Competition on Nov. 21 in Atlanta, Georgia.

By placing second, the Stetson team will advance to the National Finals of the New York City Bar National Moot Court Competition in February 2016.

Stetson won the National Finals of the competition in 2012. More than 120 law schools from around the country compete annually in regional rounds for a chance to advance to the National Finals. The New York City Bar Association and American College of Trial Lawyers have sponsored the competition, one of the most prestigious in the nation, for 66 years.

“Stetson is consistently one of the contenders in this regional,” said Professor Brooke Bowman, associate director of the Center for Excellence in Advocacy and moot court advisor at Stetson.

“In the last five years, Stetson teams have advanced to the National Finals four times and have won the best brief award at the regional four times.”

The second Stetson student team of Brittany Cover, Anna Kirkpatrick, and Natalie Yello advanced to the quarterfinals of the Region V competition, which included 13 teams from law schools in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.

Associate Dean Michael Allen and Professor of Law Louis Virelli III co-coached the Stetson teams.

For more information about Stetson’s award-winning advocacy program, visit http://www.stetson.edu/advocacy.

To download a high-resolution image of the Stetson team, visit Stetson Law News.

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About Stetson University College of Law
Stetson University College of Law, Florida's first law school, has prepared lawyers and leaders since 1900. Today, Stetson leads the nation in blending legal doctrine with practical training, evidenced by its top-ranked programs in advocacy and legal writing. Through our academically rigorous curriculum and commitment to social responsibility, Stetson lawyers are ethical advocates ready to succeed in the legal profession.

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