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Moot Court Team Wins Regionals

The Boston College National Moot Court Team has won the 67th national New England Regional Championship. The team, composed of (left to right) third-year students Morgan Sellers, Jennifer Lang, and Rufus Urion, prevailed over Vermont in the finals on Sunday morning after defeating Suffolk Law and Boston University, where the competition was held. Lang was named Best Oralist.

“Our students obtained this success through extraordinary hard work,” said Tom Carey, who served as faculty advisor to the team along with Fr. Frank Herrmann. “From the day the moot court record was released until the final argument, they worked diligently, first writing their brief, which was judged third best in the region, and then as the team went through innumerable benching sessions in which they were barraged with every question the mock judges could think of. The team exhibited a wonderful sense of teamwork and mutual support. The Law School is extremely proud of their performance. They exemplify our motto, ‘Ever to Excel.’”

Moot 2_MG_2532The final round was judged by retired Supreme Court Justice Robert Cordy, United States District Court Judge Rya Zobel, and former President of the American College of Trial Lawyers Joan Lukey ’74. The winning team will represent Boston College Law School in the National Rounds in January in New York.

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