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Fowler Law students bring home moot court awards and more

A team of students from Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law have won first place in the Los Angeles regional round of the National Moot Court Competition, one of the most prestigious of its kind in the country.


A team of students from Chapman University’s
Dale E. Fowler School of Law
have won first place in the Los Angeles regional round of the National Moot Court Competition, one of the most prestigious of its kind in the country. The award-winning trio defeated teams from several area law schools at last week’s competition, earning a spot at the national finals to be held in New York this February.

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Student competition teams from the Dale E. Fowler School of Law are enjoying a winning semester. Most recently a moot court team won first place at the Los Angeles regional National Moot Court Competition. From left are Joseph Gallo, April Cristal, Jade McKenzie, Professor Nancy Schultz, Kaitlin Peterson, Kathryn Harrold, Eman Kazempour.


The win comes on the heels of several other triumphs for Fowler Law School teams in recent national and regional law competitions, said Nancy Schultz, professor, Fowler School of Law.

“The fact that we have already made three national finals this year–that is pretty exciting,” said Schultz, who coaches the teams.

At last week’s moot court regional, the top winning team included Kaitlin Peterson, Eman Kazempour and Kathryn Harrold. The group was also recognized for turning in the second-best brief for the region.

A second Fowler Law team in the competition was comprised of Jade McKenzie, April Cristal and Joseph Gallo. They defeated USC to place third.

The
National Moot Court Competition
is an annual inter-law school event co-sponsored by New York City Bar Association and the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Other awards earned by Fowler Law teams this semester include:

  • Third place honors for Jeff Farano and Ashley Daniel from among 40 teams in the National Sports Law Negotiation Competition. This was the fourth year in a row a Fowler Law team made the “final four.”
  • A regional first place and the privilege of advancing to national finals in the National IP Transactional Law Meet for Noell Rice, Jeffrey Kuhnke and Melissa DuChene. Joycelin Roh and Michelle Rivers placed second at a regional in Chicago.
  • The top regional honor and best brief award at the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition for Sonia Masters and Michael Tang. Jonathan Shin and Lindsay Niles were the second place team at the regional, making the final round an all-Chapman faceoff. Niles was recognized as the second best advocate at the regional. At the national finals, both of the above teams made the quarterfinal round. Niles and Shin also advanced to the semifinal round. Tang was recognized as the second best advocate in the country for this competition.


More information about the school’s legal competitions is available at the
Dale E. Fowler School of Law
website.

 

Dawn Bonker

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