Wayne Law moot court team among top 16 in nation



(Photo courtesy of Wayne Law)

A Wayne State University Law School moot court team placed in the top 16 schools in the nation after virtually competing in the ABA’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition National Finals April 8-10.

Competitors were third-year students Taylor Janssen, Molly Moss, and Benjamin Wu.

Wayne Law’s team placed in the top 16 after advancing out of the preliminary rounds. Janssen took home the award for Fourth Best Brief in the nation.

The team qualified for the national finals in February from the Brooklyn regional of the competition, where they placed in the top four teams. 192 teams from 107 ABA approved law schools across the country competed in the regional rounds.

As one of the most prestigious moot court competitions in the county, the ABA’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition emphasizes the development of oral advocacy skills through a realistic appellate advocacy experience. Moot court competitors
participate in a hypothetical appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. The competition involves writing a brief as either respondent or petitioner and then arguing the case in front of the mock court.

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