The Moot Court Honor Society at American University ran a successful Alvina Reckman-Myers First Year Moot Court Tournament on Jan 16-17, 2016. The annual intra-school competition was the first official moot court hosted at the grand Ceremonial Classroom on Tenley Campus.
72 first year law students competed against each other in the two-day tournament, mastering their appellate advocacy skills. Following the quarterfinals and semifinals, four finalists squared off before three judges on Jan. 17. Professors Lise Beske, Thomas Bondy, and Paul Figley, who served on the judge panel, assessed the competitors’ oral arguments in the final round.
Alan Higgins won the appellant and Kathryn Penry was the winner for the appellee. Priyanka Cohen and Dorea Batte, who succeeded to the final round, took the second place for appellant and appellee, respectfully. Congratulations to everyone for their hard work and enthusiastic participation!