Moot Court

Wake Forest School of Law team participates in 30th annual Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition

Wake Forest School of Law was among 20 law schools represented at Albany Law School’s 30th Annual Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition on March 1-3, 2018, that included 24 teams from across the U.S.

Photo of Gabrielli Moot Court Team Alexia Martin, Jonathan Patton and Caitlin Bush

Gabrielli Moot Court Team Alexia Martin, Jonathan Patton and Caitlin Bush

In keeping with Wake Forest law school’s longstanding tradition of providing a strong representation at this competition the team of Caitlin Bush (JD ’19), Alexia Martin (JD ’19) and Jonathan Patton (JD ’20) advanced to the octofinals at the competition and was ranked as a seventh seed.

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Photo of the Wake Forest School of Law Moot Court Team

National Moot Court Team upholds tradition of competitive excellence at 2018 national finals

The Wake Forest School of Law National Moot Court Team of Emily Lagan (JD ’18), Kelsey Mellan (JD ’18) and Alex Teixeira (JD ’18) furthered Wake Forest’s tradition of excellence and professionalism at the national finals held by the New York City Bar on Jan. 29 – Feb. 1, 2018.

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Photo of Kelsey Mellan (JD ’18), Alex Teixeira (JD ’18), Emily Lagan (JD ’18) and Professor John Korzen (JD '91).

preLaw Magazine names Wake Forest School of Law’s Moot Court among nation’s top

Wake Forest School of Law’s Moot Court is ranked 12th among the best moot court programs in the nation by preLaw Magazine.  The magazine ranked the top 100 law school moot court programs in its Fall 2017 issue (“Best schools for moot court,” page 8).  Wake Forest, which won the National Moot Court Competition earlier this year, is the only North Carolina law school to make the list.
Photo of Kelsey Mellan (JD ’18), Alex Teixeira (JD ’18), Emily Lagan (JD ’18) and Professor John Korzen (JD '91).

National Moot Court Team reaches regional finals and qualifies for nationals in January 2018

Wake Forest School of Law’s National Moot Court Team won all five of its oral arguments, tied for the second best brief and finished as the runner-up at the Region IV tournament held on Nov. 17 -18 in Richmond, Virginia. It is the fifth straight year that Wake Forest School of Law has reached the national finals in the National Moot Court Competition, which is the oldest moot court competition in the country and now in its 68th year. Continue reading »

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Moot Court team goes to quarter-finals, earns runner-up for best petitioner brief at Hassell National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition

The Wake Forest School of Law Hassell National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition team of Libby Casale (JD ’18), Anna-Bryce Flowe (JD ’18), and Zach McCamey (JD ’18) competed Oct 13-14, 2017, at the 17th Annual Leroy R. Hassell Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition at Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It is the first time Wake Forest School of Law students competed at this competition, according to organizers.

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Wake Forest Moot Court announces 2017-18 board members

Wake Forest Law Moot Court has announced its board members for the 2017-2018 academic year.  The following students were elected: Emily Lagan (JD ’18) as Chief Justice, Vanessa Garrido (JD ’18) as Associate Chief Justice and Kyle Mirabelli (JD ’18) as Marshall.

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Wake Forest Law team advances to knockout rounds in ABA NAAC Moot Court Competition on Feb. 23-27 in Philadelphia

Three Wake Forest Law students competed in the American Bar Association’s National Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Competition over the weekend of Feb. 23-25, 2017, in Philadelphia.

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Group photo of Coach and Professor John Korzen (JD '91) and National Moot Court Champions holding their trophies, including Matt Cloutier (JD '17), Mia Falzarano (JD '17), and Blake Stafford (JD '17)

Wake Forest Law wins National Moot Court Competition

The Wake Forest National Moot Court Team of Matt Cloutier (JD ’17), Mia Falzarano (JD ’17) and Blake Stafford (JD ’17) won the National Moot Court Competition, on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, in New York City.

Falzarano won the award for Best Oralist in the final round, while Stafford won the award for Second Best Oralist. In addition, the team’s brief earned the Best Brief award. The brief, primarily authored by Stafford, was one key to the team’s success, because the brief counts for 40 percent of the total score in each round of the competition.

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Photo of Wake Forest School of Law students, Brooke Boutwell (JD '18) and Alex Teixeira (JD '18), who are the finalists of the 45th Annual Stanley Moot Court Competition.

Alex Teixeira (JD ’18) wins 45th annual Edwin M. Stanley Moot Court Competition

Alex Teixeira (JD ’18) of Mystic, Connecticut, is the winner of the final round of the 45th annual Edwin M. Stanley Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the Wake Forest Law Moot Court Board, held on Nov. 18 in the Worrell Professional Center.

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Wake Forest Law hosts inaugural Transactional Moot Court Competition on Saturday, Oct. 15

The inaugural Wake Forest Law Transactional Competition will host the negotiation round on Saturday, Oct. 15, in the study rooms and the Law Commons of the Worrell Professional Center. Fourteen teams are competing in this year’s competition, which is to be judged by area practitioners and Wake Forest Law faculty.

For more information, contact Darryl Walton (walted15@wfu.edu) and Benjamin Westcott (westb215@wfu.edu).