Moot Court Team Wins Award in Wechsler First Amendment Competition
Please join me in congratulating our Moot Court program which has again won national honors. In the prestigious Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition held October 19-20 in Washington,DC, the St Thomas Law Moot Court team, comprised of law students Stephanie Jimenez, Stephanie Michel and Joshua Simon, was recognized with the Second Best Brief Award, being outscored only by Harvard Law School in that category . The competition, which presented a problem in First Amendment law concerning blogging and military secrets, included 32 teams from around the country. The team was coached by Professor Howard Blumberg, alumnus Jorge Delgado ‘2010, and student coach Sabrina Velarde.. In the oral argument rounds, our team finished in the top third, having been narrowly eliminated by the eventual winner of the competition. This performance and this award is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of students and coaches alike. The Best Brief recognition is also a confirmation that St. Thomas Law students are receiving outstanding training in legal writing and advocacy.
Douglas E. Ray
Dean and Professor of Law