AUWCL Students Win Best Brief at Regional Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Regional Competition
On February 11, 2017 David Najera '17 and Joanna Scleidorovich '17 competed in the regional round of the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition in New York City. The tournament was organized by the International Trademark Association (INTA) and was held at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
The team, coached by Professor Christine Farley, won the award for Best Brief, and placed 3rd in overall competition making this the first year that AUWCL won the best brief award in the competition.
The Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition is one of the most prestigious intellectual property events for students and focuses on issues related to U.S. trademark and unfair competition law. Students are required to write a brief and argue the case before a panel of volunteer attorneys, jurists from the Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit and Trademark Trail & Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as well as judges from various districts and other courts.
This year's competition brought teams from various states including: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
February 20, 2017
On February 10–12, 2017, American University Washington College of Law’s Trial Advocacy Program co-hosted the 2017 National Trial Competition Regional Tournament with the University of Maryland Trial Advocacy Program.
American University Washington College of Law Moot Court Honor Society Hosts Wechsler National First Amendment Moot Court CompetitionOctober 28, 2016
From Oct. 21-22, the American University Washington College of Law Moot Court Honor Society held the Wechsler National First Amendment Moot Court Competition at the school’s new Tenley Campus. Twenty-seven teams from across the U.S. competed in rounds on Friday before the finals on Saturday.