College of Law's Criminal Procedure Moot Court Team placed First Overall

Loyola University College of Law's Criminal Procedure Moot Court Team placed First Overall in the 22nd Annual National Criminal Procedure Tournament hosted by the University of San Diego School of Law. This years competition featured 46 teams from 31 different law schools around the country and presented a hypothetical involving the Fourth Amendment, as it relates to searches and seizures, and the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. The Tournament's first four preliminary rounds were held on October 28 and 29 at the Hall of Justice, while the octo-final, semi-final and final rounds on October 30 were conducted at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice. The Final Round featured a panel of three judges including The Honorable Richard Huffman from the Fourth District of the California Court of Appeal, Karen Hewitt, an experienced trial lawyer and Partner at Jones Day, and Professor Donald Dripps, a recognized scholar of criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence, and administrative law at the University of San Diego School of Law. Please join me in congratulating the extraordinary members of this team: Brief Writer/Oralist Aaron Hurd, Oralist Jeffrey Briscoe, and their Coach, Elissa Blache.