Moot Court Team excels at Tulane Sports Law Competition

The WFU Moot Court team of Tee Hassold (’15), Rachel Shields (’16), and Cheslie Kryst (’16) competed at the National Sports Law Moot Court Competition on Feb. 11-13, 2015, at the U.S. District Court in New Orleans, La.

The team beat Washington & Lee and Pepperdine law schools, and lost only one preliminary round to Villanova Law School. Based on their success in the preliminary rounds, the team advanced to the knock-out rounds. Hassold and Kryst won the first knock-out round against Miami Law, but ended up losing in the Elite 8 against Pepperdine.

In the team’s first round, Hassold and Shields posted some of the highest argument scores of the competition. Kryst posted highest scores in both knock-out rounds, including the quarterfinal where she was matched against and bested a competitor who had argued (and won) before the Ninth Circuit last fall.

The Wake Forest Moot Court Board seeks to assist students in their development of effective appellate advocacy skills. Moot Court creates opportunities for students to develop effective legal research skills, draft persuasive appellate briefs, and deliver oral arguments through their participation in various intramural and interscholastic appellate advocacy competitions.