Penn Law students take top spots at AIPLA Giles S. Rich Moot Court Competition

  • Penn Law students Greg Manas L’15, Brian Springer L’15, Jake Hartman L’15, and Jenny Liu L’15 will be heading to the National Championship round of the AIPLA Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition.
    Penn Law students Greg Manas L’15, Brian Springer L’15, Jake Hartman L’15, and Jenny Liu L’15 will be heading to the National Championship round of the AIPLA Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition.

Teams from Penn Law took both first and second place at the Western Regional Competition of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition in Palo Alto, CA on March 13–15.

Greg Manas L’15 and Brian Springer L’15 won the event overall and also won best Appellee Brief and top oral argument.

Jake Hartman L’15 and Jenny Liu L’15 took second place overall and won best Appellant Brief.

Both teams will be heading to Washington, D.C., in April for the National Championship round, which will be held at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

It is rare for two teams from the same school to be sent to the national finals. Over the last decade, teams from Penn Law have regularly won the western regional moot court competition.