Georgia Law wins national moot court competition

Monday, February 25, 2013

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia School of Law captured the top trophy at the 23rd Annual National First Amendment Moot Court Competition, which took place at Vanderbilt Law School in February.

Representing Georgia Law were third-year law students Katie A. Croghan, from Dumfries, Va., and Mary Beth Martinez, from Milledgeville. The duo competed against a field of more than 30 teams from across the country to earn first place.

“Katie and Mary Beth really shined during all seven rounds of the competition,” Georgia Law Advocacy Director Kellie Casey said. “I am so proud of them for their outstanding performance.”

The hypothetical case argued during the tournament was whether the act of tattooing is protected under the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment and whether a city ordinance restricting the tattooing of individuals to those holding a medical license or a special permit is constitutional.

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