Several University of Colorado School of Law students have won or placed in recent student trial competitions.
Winners of the Feb. 12 Rothgerber Moot Court Competition final round at CU are third-year students Alison Cornell, Debra Trapp and Tom Ward, who also participated in the New York Bar Association National Moot Court Competition. Second-place Rothgerber winners are third-year students Michele Clark, Corey Cutter and Elizabeth Moulton. Trapp was given the Austin Scott Jr. Award for oral advocacy.
Five students won awards at the regional round of the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition Feb. 14-16 in Houston. The CU team won its four preliminary rounds and went on to defeat the University of Texas in the semifinals before losing in the final round. Besides the second-place ranking, the team won an award for best brief. Team members were Jude LeBlanc, Jon Moellenberg, Eric Morgan, Kimberley Quinn and Matt Werner. Quinn also won for best oralist. The team was coached by Professor Curtis Bradley.
Five students competed in the western region of the twenty-second annual National Trial Competition in Eugene, Ore., and one of the winners, Dru R. Nielsen, earned a place in the national finals in Houston in April. The competition matches the best trial advocates from law schools around the West. The team coached by Professor Patrick Furman included Dru R. Nielson, Jamie Gettman, Michael Johnson, George Holler and Todd Plewe.
Cheryl McKay and Becky M. Johnson competed at the Indian Law Moot Court Competition Feb. 20-21 at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, the first
CU team sent to this event hosted by the National Native American Law Students Association. McKay and Johnson participated in briefs and oral arguments, surviving four sessions representing both state appellants and Indian appellees, for a grueling 12 hours before winning the preliminary round. Professor Richard Collins was the teams adviser.