“While this year does not look the same due to COVID-19, Moot Court has adjusted and is competing in virtual appellate advocacy tournaments. Our teams have really stepped up and taken the changes in stride,” said Courtney Buck, president of the Moot Court Board. “We are continuing to put in countless hours to build on our brief writing and oral advocacy skills to continue to be competitive in a virtual format.”

On Oct. 8-10, two teams, comprised of Conor Casey and Dillon Kober, and Tierney Scoblic, Aspen Bechen, and Emily Herbert, competed online in the Leroy R. Hassell Sr. National Moot Court Competition at Regent University. Scoblic, Bechen and Herbert advanced to the quarterfinals and finished with a top five brief. The two teams argued constitutional issues involving the First Amendment right to freedom of religion and freedom of speech.

On Oct, 15-17, Michael Ewald, Tom Schartz, and Benjamin Hummel advanced to the octofinals at the Emory University School of Law Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition. They argued civil rights issues involving the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The season will continue on Nov. 19-21, when two teams comprised of Abbey Farley, Courtney Buck and Samantha Bot, and Zach Schmidt, Maddie Braun, and Anne Weyer compete in the New York Bar Regional Moot Court Competition. 

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