Celebration for the Mock Trial, Moot Court, Alternative Dispute Resolution Teams, and Trial Advocacy Program
The Trial Advocacy Program held a Dean’s Reception Tuesday, April 25, to honor the successes of the Mock Trial, Moot Court, and Alternative Dispute Resolution competition teams as well as to celebrate the Trial Advocacy Program’s rise in ranking to number four in the nation.
Dean Camille Nelson joined by Professor David Aaronson, Director of the Trial Advocacy Program, congratulated students, staff, faculty, coaches and members of the administration who helped make the past year an unprecedented success.
The Mock Trial Honor Society, Moot Court Honor Society, Society for Dispute Resolution, and Independent Competition Teams, consisting of approximately 148 students, competed in a total of 53 competitions during the 2016-2017 academic year with the following results:
- 1 first place
- 1 advocates choice award
- 3 second places
- 2 third places
- 5 semi-finalists
- 1 quarterfinalist
- 2 8th place trophies (out of 40 teams)
- 1 octofinalist
Many competitions recognize individuals for their outstanding performances and teams for their outstanding written briefs.
- 6 students from AUWCL received individual awards, including:
- 1 best brief award
- 1 best advocate award
- 2 best opening statement awards
- 2 best oralist awards
February 23, 2017
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.
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.