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Law Students Named Winners of Patently Impossible Project at Dade Legal Aid Fundraiser

On Thursday, November 1st, three second year law students from St. Thomas Law were named winners of the Patently Impossible Project at the Dade County Legal Aid fundraiser held at the Miami Science Museum. Demonstrating both their talent and their commitment to the community, Michael Stopek, Felipe Rubio, and Kevin Cudlipp competed against teams of patent attorneys, engineers, and a substantial number of Dade County attorneys.

The students were the first team to successfully complete a project involving a paper bag with dozens of tiny parts and a set of complicated instructions on assembling a battery powered paper airplane launcher. St. Thomas Law was also represented by several other members of the student and alumni communities, all of whom came together to help Legal Aid raise money for the important work it does.

“It made me proud of our law school community to see so many [students and alumni] there.” Dean Douglas Ray stated.

In addition to the first place plaque, the team’s prizes included treatises on appellate practice and U.S. Supreme Court practice. Further demonstrating their commitment to charity, the winners donated these books to the St. Thomas’ Alex A. Hanna Law Library where they will be a valuable resource for our Appellate Advocacy and Moot Court programs.