February 18, 2010

School of Law Moot Court Team Wins Jessup Super Regional

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Case Western Reserve University School of Law's Jessup International Law Moot Court team has won the Midwest Super Regional rounds of the Jessup Moot Court Competition in Chicago last weekend.

Team members are Sarah Pierce, Brin Anderson, Katharine Quaglieri, Kate Gibson and Cameron MacLeod. The team is coached by Margaux Day and Professor Michael Scharf.

For the fourth year in a row, the CWRU team won the Best Brief Award at the Midwest Jessup competition. Out of 92 competitors, Pierce won the award for Fifth Best Oralist and also won the prize for Best Oralist in the Championship Round. Quaglieri and Anderson also received awards for ranking among the top 10 best oralists.

The team defeated Michigan State, Valparaiso and Marquette in the preliminary rounds, and then bested John Marshall College of Law in the quarterfinals, Thomas M. Cooley College of Law in the semifinals and Loyola University School of Law in the final. The team has earned the right to represent the United States at the White & Case International Rounds in Washington, D.C., during March.

This is the third time in four years that CWRU's Law School has advanced to the international rounds, and the first time since CWRU won the World Championship Jessup Cup in 2008.

Established 51 years ago, and counting 530 schools from over 80 countries as participants, the Jessup is one of the oldest and most prestigious moot court competitions in the world.

For more information contact Marv Kropko, 216.368.6890.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, February 18, 2010 11:09 AM | News Topics: Awards, School of Law, Students

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