UB’s International Environmental Law Moot Court Team competed in the North America Regional Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition at American University Washington College of Law from Feb. 6-9. The UB team, coached by Alyssa Joel, made it to the semifinals, losing a close battle to eventual champion Wake Forest School of Law. UB’s team placed second overall on its memorial, and a team member received an award for fifth best oralist in the preliminary rounds.
UB’s National Civil Rights Moot Court Team, composed of Allyson Bloom, Charlotte Clarke and Marybeth Irons, competed in Minnesota last week. Coached by Rima Kikani, the team placed fifth on brief nationally, and Marybeth Irons placed as one of the top 10 best oral advocates in the preliminary rounds as well as one of the top 10 best oral advocates overall. The UB team advanced from the preliminaries to the Sweet Sixteens to the quarterfinals, and ranked among the top teams, losing to one of the winners (Chicago-Kent) by two points. Congratulations to Ally, Charlotte and Marybeth on succeeding before some of the toughest judges, such as the lead appellate attorney for their issue in the 8th Circuit.