National Moot Court Competition

About the Competition:

The New York City Bar and the American College of Trial Lawyers have sponsored a National Moot Court Competition since 1950. Every year, over 150 law schools compete in the regional rounds throughout the country. The top two teams from each region advance to compete in the final rounds held at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

The University of Washington School of Law typically sends two three-person teams to compete at the Northwestern Regional Rounds each year. The School of Law hosted the most recent regional competition, held in November of 2013. Nick Hathaway (’14), Erin Hebert (’14) and Stephanie White (’14) competed on one team, and Matthew Fredrickson (’14), Mallory Gitt (’15) and Maureen Johnston (’15) on a second team. Fredrickson, Gitt and Johnston placed first in the regional finals, and took home awards for Second Place Brief and Best Speaker (Johnston). The team competed in the finals in New York City in February, 2014. Both teams are grateful to their coaches Vanessa Lee, Jeff DeGroot, and Alexander Wu.

Kellen Ruwe (’15) and Kelsey Martin (’15) will join Gitt and Johnston on the 2014-2015 team. The team will select two current 1L students at the end of the Spring, 2014 quarter.

The National Moot Court Competition is the oldest and largest moot court competition in the United States. The University of Washington School of Law has a history of strong performance in this competition, including a National Championship in 2006-07. 

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