UM Law School's Moot Court Board ranked nationally.
The UM moot court teams recently swept the competition at the BMI/Cardozo Entertainment and Communications Law Moot Court Competition in Manhattan. The team, consisting of third-year students Chris Bonifay and Kiara Griggs and second-year student Samantha Epstein, defeated teams from more than 25 law schools across the country, as well as a team from India. The team also took home the Best Brief Award, and Chris Bonifay won the award for Best Oralist in the final round.
The same weekend, two moot court teams competed in the New York regional round of the ABA's National Appellate Advocacy Competition. Coached by Harvey Sepler, an appellate attorney and adjunct professor at the law school, third-year student Kristy Militello, along with second-year students Danielle Golino and Chris Pizzo, advanced to the final round where they narrowly lost to Harvard. Third-year students Lindsay Berman and Richard Jones, as well as second-year student Felix Rodriguez, advanced to the semi-final round.
Members of the Papy Moot Court Board also competed in the 12th Annual National Juvenile Law Moot Court Competition, held in Costa Mesa, California, and the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition for the Southern Region in Atlanta.