UW Law students excel in spring moot court competitions

Students in UW Law School’s moot court program have been racking up honors in national competitions this spring.

Each year, the Law School sends moot court teams around the country to compete with students from other law schools. Teams generally consist of two to four members, along with a student coach who participated in a similar competition the previous year. Members work together to write briefs and prepare oral arguments, as if they were appearing before an appellate court.

To date, these UW Law students have earned top honors:

  • Jared Padway won Best Oralist at the Seigenthaler-Sutherland First Amendment Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C. Padway and his teammate Joia Sanders were coached by Kate Fifield.

  • Brian Miller and Brenna McLaughlin took the award for Best Brief overall at the Frank A. Schreck Gaming Law Competition in Las Vegas, Nevada. The team also advanced to the semifinals of the competition. Shannon Lins served as their coach.

  • Katherine Hanson and Gilbert Nwaopara made the semifinals at the Robert R. Merhige, Jr. National Environmental Negotiation Competition in Richmond, Virginia. Because this was UW Law’s first year to participate in the competition, the two prepared without a coach.

Professors Stephanie Tai and Adam Stevenson are faculty advisors for the Law School’s moot court program.


Submitted by Law School News on April 12, 2017

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