This past weekend, the University of Baltimore School of Law’s Frederick Douglass moot court team, made up of Adam Shareef and Scott Chambers, defeated the University of Pennsylvania to win the Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition for the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition.
The regional victory is a first for the University of Baltimore team in its more than decade-long history of participation in the event.
The top three teams from each region advanced to the national competition, to be held in Baltimore in March.
In the regional competition, which was held in Philadelphia, UB won all but one of its rounds and advanced to the semi-final round (top 4) before winning the entire regional competition.
This year’s competitors included law students from Georgetown, the University of Pennsylvania, William and Mary, Rutgers, the University of the District of Columbia, Washington and Lee, Howard, Drexel, Temple and the University of Maryland.
Shareef was named best oral advocate in the region. Chambers’s speaking-ability scores were nearly identical to Shareef’s numbers.
UB’s team is coached by alums Jennifer L. Burroughs, J.D. ‘14, and Jeffrey C. Toppe, J.D. ‘14.