Colorado Law Students Prevail In Regionals Of National Moot Court Competition, Win Best Brief, Best Oralist; Advance to Nationals

November 8, 2011

Boulder, CO -- November 8, 2011 -- Over the November 4, 2011 weekend, the two Colorado Law Rothgerber National Moot Court Teams competed in Salt Lake City, Utah, for the 11th Region of the National Moot Court Competition held by the American College of Trial Lawyers and the New York Bar Association.  The Colorado Law Respondents Team consisted of Carol Liang arguing as the switch oralist, Michael Lutz, and Ben Wilson.  The Petitioner Team comprised Jessica Ross as switch oralist, CiCi Cheng, and Greg Hearing.

The Colorado Law Petitioner Team (Ross, Cheng and Hearing) advanced to finals against University of Utah and defeated that team decisively to win Regionals.  The Petitioner team also took home the Best Brief award for their appellate brief to the "Supreme Court," and Hearing also was awarded the Best Oralist award for both the preliminary rounds as well as the finals.  Ross, Cheng and Hearing will be competing in the National Competition at the end of January in New York City against 29 other teams from across the nation.

Both teams performed extremely well and actually faced off in Semi-Finals.  The Colorado Law Respondents Team (Liang, Lutz and Wilson) ranked extremely well going into Semi-Finals, having a decisively undefeated record. 

Congratulations to both Colorado Law Rothgerber teams for sweeping the Regional competition and representing Colorado Law so well.