VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota School of Law moot court team reached elimination rounds of the Mitchell Hamline School of Law Moot Court Tournament this past weekend.
Third-year law students Kyle Beauchamp, Aidan Goetzinger and Drew Hurd received fifth place after earning an undefeated preliminary record. Second-year law students Courtney Buck, Michael Ewald and Abbey Farley earned sixth place. They were also undefeated in preliminary rounds.
“Moot Court is designed to test competitors in brief writing and oral advocacy,” said Sean Kammer, a professor of law and the advisor and coach of the board. “The success the board continues to achieve demonstrates the hard work they put into the activity and the talent we have at the USD School of Law.”
“Making the quarter-final rounds out of a field of more than 30 teams from around the nation and going undefeated in preliminary rounds shows how this board continues to raise the bar, competition after competition,” said Bijan Bewley, a third-year law student and president of the board. "They have represented the School of Law excellently and should be proud of the work they have done.”
The South Dakota Moot Court Board practices appellate brief writing and oral advocacy by competing in tournaments all over the country. Students will compete again later this spring at tournaments in Nevada, New York and West Virginia.