Announcements & Competition News
2L/3L Judson Falknor Appellate Advocacy Competition
Please join the Moot Court Honor Board at an information session to learn more about the Judson Falknor Appellate Advocacy Competition. The presentation will be held on Thursday December 3 at 12:30pm in Room 127. Lunch will be provided.
Competition dates: January 25 to February 1, 2016
Competition chairs: Maria Hoisington & Clair Carden.
Please email any questions to email@example.com.
Results - 2015 1L Mock Trial Competition
Presented by the King County Bar Association
Thank you to all who attended the final round of the 1L Mock Trial Competition presented by the King County Bar Association. Both trials were compelling and the competitors performed incredibly well before distinguished panels of judges. It is our pleasure to recognize all finalist teams, the champions, and our top speakers.
Gold Ladder Champions:
Nitika Arora and Gabrielle Hanna
Purple Ladder Champions:
Eric Kohan and Jake Dini
Gold Ladder Runners Up:
Katherine Shattuck and Jamie Richardson
Purple Ladder Runners Up:
Alex Pearson and Maricarmen Perez-Vargas
First Place Speaker:
Second Place Speaker:
Third Place Speaker:
Please join the Moot Court Honor Board in congratulating all participants in the competition for a job well done!
Audio and video of both competition rounds is available. To download the files, click here. A UW NetID is required to access the download page. The recordings will be available for 90 days and then automatically deleted.
MCHB also recognizes and extends a hearty thank you to all the practitioners who volunteered their time during the competition. Community participation is essential to the success of these competitions. An additional thank you to the two distinguished panels of judges who presided over the final rounds:
Gold Bracket Judges:
The Honorable J. Richard Creatura - United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
The Honorable John Chun - King County Superior Court
Kimberly Ambrose - Senior Law Lecturer, University of Washington School of Law
Michelle Luna-Green - Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
Peter Talevich - K&L Gates LLP, KCBA Young Lawyers’ Division
Purple Bracket Judges:
The Honorable John C. Coughenour - United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
The Honorable Catherine Shaffer - King County Superior Court
Prof. Bill Bailey - University of Washington School of Law
Karen Orehoski - Breneman Grube PLLC
Travis Stearns - Washington Appellate Project
2015 PWRLK 2L/3L MOCK TRIAL FINAL RESULTS
Thank you to all who attended the final round of the 2L/3L Mock Trial Competition. Both teams performed incredibly well before a distinguished panel of judges. It is our pleasure to recognize both finalist teams and our top speakers.
Sawyer Margett and Tiffany Curtiss
Dee Sonntag and Pete Damrow
First Place Speaker:
Second Place Speaker:
Third Place Speaker:
Please join us in congratulating the finalists, and all participants, for a job well done! A podcast of the final round is available here. Please note, the podcast will only be kept on the UW server for approximately 90 days.
MCHB would also like to recognize and extend a hearty thank you to all the practitioners who volunteered their time during the competition. The final round was presided over by a distinguished panel of judges:
The Honorable Richard Jones, District Court for the Western District of Washington
Professor Mary Fan, University of Washington School of Law
Ms. Ann Rosato, Attorney, PWRLK
Ms. Malloy Allen, Attorney, PWRLK
Professor Jeff Feldman, University of Washington School of Law and Pacific Law Group
MCHB Alumni Reception
MCHB will hosted its annual Alumni Reception on October 8 from 6:00 to 9:00 in the Perkins Coie Room (Room 115). Current and former members of MCHB, National Team, and independent moot court and mock trial teams were invited to attend and we had a great turn-out. Thank you to everyone who attended!
The Outstanding Alumni Award was presented at the event. Additionally, the 2L, 3L, and transfer students who earned the highest cumulative point totals in 2014-15 received the High Point Award. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres were provided, with a short program and networking afterwards.
Thank you to all of our alumni and current members for coming together. We look forward to doing it again next year!
2015-16 Moot Court and Mock Trial Team Members
We are pleased to announce the 2015-16 moot court and mock trial team members:
Jessup International Moot Court Team (Jessup):
New Members - Welcome to MCHB!
Please congratulate the newest members of the Moot Court Honor Board! We are pleased to announce the following students have accepted membership:
2015 HCMP 1L Appellate Advocacy Competition Results
The Moot Court Honor Board is pleased to present the results for the 2015 HCMP 1L Appellate Advocacy Award competition. Please congratulate the following award recipients for their success:
Finalists – Matthew Gross and Steven McKevett
Champions – Kaleigh Boyd and Carolyn White
Finalists – Melissa Verrilli and Caesar Kalinowski
Champions – Eric Franz and Sawyer Margett
Finalists – Asti Gallina and Ben Robbins
Champions – Hathaway Burden and Raz Barnea
3rd Place Brief – Alizeh Bhojani and Michelle Su
2nd Place Brief – Justin Campbell and Joel Harte
1st Place Brief – Eric Franz and Sawyer Margett
1st Place Speaker
Purple – Kelsey Christianson
Gold – Eric Franz
Silver – Asti Gallina
2nd Place Speaker
Purple – Matthew Gross
Gold – Shelby Stoner
Silver - Caesar Kalinowski
3rd Place Speaker
Purple – Steven McKevett
Gold – Melissa Verrilli
Silver – Raz Barnea
Kelsey Christianson and Lena Brodsky
Ellen Macomson and David Hession
Guin Becker and Alaina Balyeat
Jayme Staten and Chad Law
An Nguyen and Valerie Walker
Harlan Mechling and Shelby Stoner
Thank you to all competitors, judges, faculty members, and HCMP attorneys for your support and dedication to the competition. We look forward to our next competition in the Fall.
Audio and Video of the final rounds is located HERE.
Order of Barristers
The Order of Barristers is a national honorary organization that encourages oral advocacy and brief-writing skills through effective UWLS advocacy programs. The Order provides national recognition for individuals who excel in participating in and running advocacy programs at their respective schools.
Eligible students may apply for membership in The Order of Barristers. Students in their last year of law school are eligible if they competed in two moot court competitions. Students do not need to have participated in the Moot Court Honor Board to apply. Applications may be downloaded through the UW MCHB website and will be posted to the Student Announcements and Class of 2015 Facebook page.
If you have any questions about the application process please email MCHB VP of Development, Ben Byers, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application form (now updated to fillable pdf format) is available here.
2015 Representation in Mediation Results
Please join MCHB in congratulating the following teams and individuals for their outstanding performance during the 2015 Representation in Mediation Competition!
Champions: Chike Eze and Katherine Chung
Finalists: Alex Whisbey and Caleb Vandenbos
Best Speaker: Caleb Vandenbos
2nd Place Speaker: Alex Whisbey
3rd Place Speaker: Katherine Chung
Champions: Sophia Amberson and Marlana Kuper
Finalists: Eric Franz and Sawyer Margett
Speaker: Raz Barnea
2nd Place Speaker: Eric Franz
3rd Place Speaker: Pheobe Huang
2015 Judson Falknor Appellate Advocacy Competition Results
Please join the Moot Court Honor Board in congratulating the award winners, competition finalists, and competition champions of the 2015 Judson Falknor Appelate Advocacy Competition!
Champions: Matthew Wurdeman & Maureen Johnston
Finalists: Michael Kittleson & Nicholas Ulrich
Semifinalists: Darin Jones & Sarah Demaree
Kelsey Martin & Courtney Schirr
Best Brief: Matthew Wurdeman & Maureen Johnston
2nd Place Brief: Darin Jones & Sarah Demaree
3rd Place Brief: Michael Kittleson & Nicholas Ulrich
Best Speaker: Matthew Wurdeman
2nd Place Speaker: Maureen Johnston
3rd Place Speaker: Nicholas Ulrich
2014 1L Mock Trial Results
Please join the Moot Court Honor Board in congratulating the award winners, competition finalists, and competition champions of the 2014 1L Mock Trial Competition!
Purple Bracket Champions: Kaleigh Boyd and Cole Lorimer
Purple Bracket Finalists: Michelle Rusk and Kelly Holler
Gold Bracket Champions: Chad Law and Jayme Staten
Gold Bracket Finalists: Sophia Amberson and Marlana Kuper
Best Speaker: Chad Law
Second Place Speaker: Sawyer Margett
Third Place Speaker: Marlana Kuper
2014 PWRLK 2L/3L Mock Trial Results
Please join the Moot Court Honor Board in congratulating the award winners, competition finalists, and competition champions of the 2014 Peterson Wampold Rosato Luna Knopp 2L/3L Mock Trial Competition!
Champions: Matt Wurdeman and Dane Westermeyer
Finalists: Ben Nelson and Spencer Gall
Best Speaker: Nick Ulrich
Second Place Speaker: Matt Wurdeman
Third Place Speaker: Dane Westermeyer
2014 HCMP 1L Appellate Advocacy Competition Results
Please join the Moot Court Honor Board in congratulating the award winners, competition finalists, and competition champions of the 2014 HCMP 1L Appellate Advocacy Competition.
Championship Round Results:
Champions: Spencer Gall & Andrew S. Fuller
Finalists: Maddie Haller & Courtney Schirr
Champions: Weston LeMay & Tomer Vandsburger
Finalists: Maria Hoisington & Taylor Sproed
Best Brief: James Feldman & Brooks Lindsay
Second Place Brief: Maria Hoisington & Taylor Sproed
Third Place Brief: Weston LeMay and Tomer Vandsburger
Best Speaker: Spencer Gall
Second Place Speaker: Courtney Schirr
Third Place Speaker: Andrew S. Fuller
Best Speaker: Weston LeMay
Second Place Speaker: Tomer Vandsburger
Third Place Speaker: Thomas Miller
2014 Contract Negotiation Competition Results
Please join the Moot Court Honor Board in congratulating the award winners, finalists, and champions of the of the 2014 Contract Negotiation Competition.
Champions: Sara Eagle Campbell & Heather Cook
Finalists: John Brumbaugh & Vijay Kumar
Best Speaker: Sara Eagle Campbell
Second Place Speaker: Heather Cook
Third Place Speaker: Weston LeMay
Champions: Sierra McWilliams & Ali Khreis
Finalists: Miriam Swedlow & Sarah Chaplin
Best Speaker: Miriam Swedlow
Second Place Speaker: Sarah Chaplin
Third Place Speaker: Sydney Conway
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Moot Court Honor Board, visit the Admission page.