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Items tagged with Advocacy Competition


  • April 14
    Congratulations to the team of Karan Kalia (Oralist), Phillip Scheibenflugh (Oralist), Angeles Femenia (Oralist), Heyi Coco, Yvette Lin, and Rolando Castellas were runners-up in the Fifth LLM international Moot Court Competition held from April 6-8 at the American University in Washington, D.C. Over twenty-five teams participated from over 18 schools.
  • April 5

    This past week Penn Law’s Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team participated in the International Rounds of the competition in Washington DC.  Out of over 550 teams from all over the world that participate in the Jessup competition, Penn’s team had a huge success, achieving the following results:

    • Second Best Team in the World
    • Best Team in the United States
    • Best Respondent Side in the World
  • February 18

    A team from Penn Law recently won the John L. Costello National Criminal Law Trial Advocacy Competition hosted by George Mason School of Law in Fairfax, Virginia.

    Jonathan Kaplan L’16 and Catherine Eagan L’16 were the attorneys on the winning team, and their witness was David Hill L’16, who played the defendant in the case. Kaplan was also named Best Oralist for the competition.

  • February 11
    Doug Helman L’16 and Danielle McCall L’16 were named the winners of this year’s Edwin R. Keedy Cup, the Law School’s internal moot court competition, tying for Best Oralist. Peter Mardian L’16 and Markus Brazill L’16 tied for second-place for Best Oralist, in what the judges called a very close competition overall, featuring outstanding performances by all of the competitors. In addition, Mardian and McCall won Best Brief.
  • December 4

    Penn Law students will be competing for another national trial advocacy competition championship. Catherine Eagan (3L), Sam Griffith (3L), Nina Shaw (3L), and Jack Wray (2L), finished first on November 21-22 in the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Miami Regional competition. The facts of this year’s competition involved a Family Medical Leave Act interference claim and a retaliatory discharge claim. The competitors’ performances were judged by practicing attorneys from the Miami region.  

  • April 20

    Congratulations are in order!  3Ls Greg Manas and Brian Springer won the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s  Giles Sutherland Rich National Patent Law Moot Court on Friday. They defeated a ten-team field in the national championship round, which was held at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington DC. The final round was judged by a panel of Federal Circuit Judges.


  • April 14
    Congratulations are in order!  This past week Penn’s Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team participated in the International Rounds of the competition in Washington DC.  Penn’s team qualified for the International Rounds for the first time in nearly a decade, by winning the US Regional Rounds in February.  Out of over 600 total teams from all over the world that participate in the Jessup competition, Penn’s team had a huge success.
  • April 10
    Congratulations to Jessica Moscoso (L’15) who was awarded an Honorable Mention for Best Oralist at the 22 Annual Willem C. Vis Commercial Arbitration Moot competition
  • March 16
    Under the supervision of Prof. Polk Wagner, Penn sent two teams to the Western Regional Competition of the AIPLA Giles Rich National Moot Court in Palo Alto, CA this weekend.  The Penn teams completely swept the event:
  • March 9
    The four Keedy Cup Finalists (Jessa DeGroote L’15, Jacob Lefkowitz L’15, Michael McDonald L’15, and Roger Stronach L’15) met with Ilana Eisenstein L’04, an Assistant to the Solicitor General, to discuss her argument in Ohio v. Clark, the case the students argued as part of the Keedy Cup Finals in January.
  • March 3

    This past weekend, Penn Law’s Mock Trial Team hosted its Fourth Annual Intramural Mock Trial Competition, with ten teams competing and arguing State of Midlands v. Dawson.

  • February 25

    As the 1st place team within the region, they have advanced to the National competition, which will be held in Portland, Oregon in mid-March.

  • February 25
    Penn Law team wins at Jessup Moot Court regionals, will represent U.S. in international rounds
  • March 19
    Congratulations to 3Ls Taylor Gooch and Ben Sirolly, who won the western regional competition of the AIPLA’ Giles S. Rich National Patent Law Moot Court this past weekend. Taylor and Ben competed as a part of Prof. Polk Wagner’s patent law appellate advocacy class.
  • March 11

    Congratulations to Julia Simon-Mishel (3L), Jennifer Berman (3L), Niketa Patel (2L), and Brandon Harper (2L), who won the regional round  in the American Association For Justice’s Student Trial Advocacy Competition (“STAC”), defeating fourteen teams from law schools across the Northeast.