Published: March 20, 2006

Congratulations to the members of our two Ira C. Rothgerber National Moot CourtCompetition Teams for presenting excellent arguments at the final Rothgerber competition held on Thursday, March 16th. After a difficult deliberation, the judges concluded that the Petitioner’s Team was the best team, and they awarded Clare Salmo with the Austin W. Scott Award for best oralist.  A year of hard work paid off, as both teams, for the first time in our many appearances in the National Moot Court Competition, made it to the semifinal rounds at the regional competition in Tempe, Arizona.  The teams were coached by Professor Yvonne Dutton. Judges Daniel Taubman and Walker Miller presided over the arguments, and all six participants made admirable presentations and parried difficult questions.  David Lipka, Clare Salmo, and Ed Veronda composed the Petitioner’s Team, and Nicholas Mayle, Brian Mason, and Christa Rock composed the Respondent’s Team.  The judges were most impressed with the arguments, even more so because none of the students used notes at the podium.