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Elon team excels at national moot court competition

The Elon Law team of Chantelle Lytle, Jason Senges and Adam Spivey advanced from preliminary rounds to reach the quarterfinals of the William B. Spong Moot Court Tournament at William & Mary School of Law.

Chantelle Lytle, Jason Senges and Adam Spivey, all members of the Class of 2013 at Elon Law, advanced from the preliminary rounds to reach the quarterfinals of the 42nd annual William B. Spong Moot Court Tournament, held February 15 and 16 at William & Mary School of Law.

This was Elon Law’s first time competing at the Spong invitational tournament, which was held February 15 and 16. Twenty-two teams from law schools across the country, including eventual champion South Texas College of Law, competed in this year’s tournament.

Elon Law was also well represented by the team of Annie Murphy L’14, Trevor Huck L’13 and Tim Mearns L’13, which presented strong arguments in the preliminary rounds and narrowly missed also advancing to the top eight teams.

The teams were coached by Professors James G. Exum Jr., Bonnie McAlister and Alan Woodlief. 

Additional successes of the moot court program this academic year include:

  • Will Drath ’13 and Jennifer Meeks Mickle ’13 – Quarterfinalists – Mercer University School of Law Legal Ethics and Professionalism Moot Court Competition, November 2012
     
  • Sarah Boshears '13 and Grant Buckner '13 – Quarterfinalists – Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, Regent University School of Law, October 2012
     
  • Daniel Harris '13 and Gwendolyn Lewis '13 – Quarterfinalists – Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, Regent University School of Law, October 2012
     
  • Will Drath ’13 and Jennifer Meeks Mickle ’13 – Best Petitioner's Brief – Mercer University School of Law Legal Ethics and Professionalism Moot Court Competition, November 2012
     
  • Sarah Boshears '13 and Grant Buckner '13 – Best Brief – Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, Regent University School of Law, October 2012
     
  • Daniel Harris '13 and Gwendolyn Lewis '13 – Third Place Brief – Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, Regent University School of Law, October 2012

The Elon Law Moot Court Program closes outs its competitive season later this month at the J. Braxton Craven, Jr. Memorial Competition at UNC-Chapel Hill and in March at the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition in Washington, D.C.

From April 4-6, Elon Law hosts the third annual Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition. Over 30 teams from 24 law schools across the country are set to compete in this year’s competition.

 

Philip Craft,
Staff
2/20/2013 10:21 AM