Surbhi Garg (’13) and Leah Gould (‘14) won the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s (NAPABA) National Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C in November 2012. The first team ever from Colorado Law to enter this competition, Garg and Gould competed against 12 top teams from law schools across the nation, each of which were top teams among 50 teams that competed in five regional competitions.
Colorado Law’s national moot court team comprised of 3Ls Jessica Ross, CiCi Cheng, and Greg Hearing won the regional round of the National Moot Court Competition in Salt Lake City, Utah. The team represented Colorado Law in the national finals in New York City and only lost by one point in the approach to the Elite Eight finishing ahead of Georgetown and Emory in the preliminary rounds.
Colorado Law sent two teams to the 20th Annual National Native American Law Students Association moot court competition at the University of Hawaii. The Colorado Law teams were Mitch Sikon and Kelsey Sargent, Jocelyn Jenks and Jacquelyn Jampolsky. Law schools from around the country send 62 teams to the competition. Jocelyn and JJ were one of 16 teams to advance into the quarter final rounds and won first place for Best Brief. They were honored with beautiful hand-carved wooden native bowls.
2Ls Vanessa Devereaux, Tonya Luna, and Katherine Nelson were awarded the prestigious best brief prize in the 17th Annual Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition in Jersey City, New Jersey. The competition, held in conjunction with the 2012 HNBA Midyear Corporate Counsel Conference, offered the opportunity for students from law schools across the country to brief and argue a case pending in the U.S. Supreme Court before panels of distinguished federal and state court judges and experienced attorneys.
Colorado Law students represented the school very well in the West Virginia Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition. Our team comprised of Ashley Palomaki and Steven Louis-Prescott won best brief, advanced to the quarterfinals and finished fifth overall. Casey Lekahal, who represented Colorado Law together with Adam Bergfelder on the second Colorado Law team, was a top 10 oralist for the first four preliminary rounds.
After nearly winning regionals in Los Angeles, Candyce Choi, Zakary Kessler, Kevin Stern, and David Cline won a wild card berth to nationals of the national LawMeets transactional competition in Philadelphia and took home the best draft award. The team advanced to the quarterfinals overall in this one of a kind competition that focuses on transactional lawyering skills.