Gonzaga University School of Law
Gonzaga University School of Law’s moot court team of Joe Brown, Ryan Ellersick and Mike Kitson went undefeated to win the National Moot Court Regional Competition at the University of Washington this past weekend and will represent Gonzaga at the national competition in New York City Feb. 2-5. Also, Brown was named Best Oralist.
A second Gonzaga Law School team comprised of Gabe Boenecke, Carissa Greenberg, and Katherine Georger wrote the No. 3 best brief at the competition and narrowly lost in the quarterfinals to a team from the University of Montana. Their loss came after the team beat teams from the University of Idaho and Lewis and Clark State College in Portland, Ore.
Since 1950, the New York City Bar Association and the American College of Trial Lawyers have sponsored this National Moot Court Competition. Every year, more than 150 law schools compete in the regional rounds throughout the United States, and the top two teams in each region advance to the final rounds held at the New York City Bar.
There are 28 teams in the finals and every team is guaranteed two rounds, after which the competition is single-elimination. This nationally recognized competition allows law students to hone their appellate advocacy skills by arguing before prominent members of the profession.
The co-advisors for Gonzaga’s National Moot Court team are Bryan Harnetiaux and Lynn Robinson.
For more information, contact Peter Tormey at (509) 313-6132.