A Case Western Reserve University School of Law team in the 2009-10 Niagara International Moot Court Competition made it all the way to the Final Round in Washington, D.C., during competition Thursday through Saturday. The team members are Christine Chambers, David Byrnes, David Kocan, Brandon Wheeler and Candice Sengillo.
Chambers/Kocan beat Mercer University School of Law in the quarter-final round. Byrnes/Wheeler beat McGeorge School of Law of University of the Pacific in the semi-final round, and in the finals Chambers/Kocan lost a very close decision to American University Washington College of Law.
The CWRU team was coached by law professors Cassandra Robertson and Karla Bell.
The Canada-United States Law Institute, based at Case Western Reserve’s law school, administers the Niagara International Moot Court Competition, which draws dozens of teams from law schools in Canada and the United States. Participating teams address a hypothetical dispute before an International Court of Justice.
Earlier in February, the Law School's National Moot Court Team traveled to New York to compete in the National Finals at the New York City Bar Association. Team members Erica James, George Zokle and Amy Cohn competed in a very close second round, eventually being defeated by the University of Arkansas, which went on to win the competition. Interim Dean Robert H. Rawson, Jr. congratulated the members of the team and faculty advisers for successful results in a highly competitive field.
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