School of Law wins national moot court competition and finishes as finalist in another; students qualify for national tier of National Moot Court Competition

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Third-year students Holly M. Boggs and Ava G. Goble for captured the national title at the 8th Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition, while third-year students Devon G. Zawko and Hannah E. Ponders finished as national finalists in the 11th Annual Emory Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition.

In the Billings, Exum & Frye tournament, Goble was named the best oralist of the final round and third best oralist overall. Third-year students Daniel E. "Dan" Philyaw and Ian M. Lamb also competed and finished the contest as quarterfinalists and earned the second best respondent brief award. Additionally, Philyaw was named the tournament's overall best oralist.

In the Emory Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition, the school was also represented by third-year students Molly A. Munson, Hayley E. Wilson and Mishael K. Najm. More than 30 law school teams from across the nation participated in this tournament. 

Additionally, third-year students Lauren E. Lutton, Taryn P. Winston and Margaret "Maggie" Sparks finished as finalists in the Region 5 contest of the National Moot Court Competition. Sparks earned best oralist honors, and the trio qualified to compete in the national championship round of the tournament to be held in New York City during January. Third-year student B. Elizabeth "Liz" Tarver served as a volunteer bailiff, and second-year students Philip Poole and Stephen Mulherin assisted with the team's preparation.