Wake Forest Law team excels at 27th annual Gabrielli Family Law Moot Court Competition

Group photo of Robert Angle (’16), Julian Kisner (’15) and Caroline Daniel (’16), the team for the 27th annual Gabrielli Family Law Moot Court Competition

Robert Angle (’16), Julian Kisner (’15) and Caroline Daniel (’16) were the team for the 27th annual Gabrielli Family Law Moot Court Competition

The Wake Forest Law team advanced to the semi-finals and won an award for runner-up best brief at the 27th annual Gabrielli National Family Moot Court Competition on Feb. 26-28, 2015, in Albany, N.Y.

The team made up of Caroline Daniel (’16), Robert Angle (’16) and Julian Kisner (’15) performed very well at the competition. They advanced to the final four, competing against schools from Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and across the northeast.

The Gabrielli Family Law Competition is a national event consisting of 24 competing teams. The competition involves both written and oral advocacy skills which are judged by prominent members of the local bar, state and federal judges, Albany Law School professors and members of the Albany Law Moot Court Board.

Throughout the weekend the Wake Forest team was applauded by judges for their ability to answer questions without regurgitating a script and for avoiding mistakes often made appeal. One judge announced to the team that, “You all have very bright futures ahead of you.”

“I am so fortunate to have competed on this team with my amazing teammates,” said Daniel. “It was a pleasure to work with them and I learned a lot from watching them compete alongside me.”

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.