College of Law National Moot Court Team Competes in New York

After taking First Place, both with their Brief Score and Oral Rounds, at the Regional Competition in Phoenix last November, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s National Moot Court Team qualified for the National Moot Court Competition in New York City, which was held January 31 – February 3, 2011.

The Competition was in the prestigious New York City Bar Association building in Midtown Manhattan. The College of Law team, Elin Lindstrom, Jeffrey Mann and Edwin Ashton competed against the law schools from Loyola University and Gonzaga University. Lindstrom, Mann, and Ashton were great orators and the law school is proud of their accomplishments for this year.

Professor Bill Richards, who coached the team, said, “The National Team’s argument in New York was the culmination of a process than began a year ago with the Traynor Moot Court Competition.  The college’s consistent and continued success at regional and national competitions reflects the outstanding quality of the Traynor Moot Court program and all the students who compete in Traynor every year.  The Traynor competition provides students a fantastic opportunity to develop and perfect the legal skills necessary to become outstanding legal advocates.”