The National Team comprised of Courtney Harper, Trent Wallis, and Michael Catalano competed at the Region VII competition at Vanderbilt. They handily defeated Vanderbilt and Cumberland in the preliminary rounds to make it to the quarterfinals. In a tough match against Alabama, they prevailed to advance to the semi-finals. They met Ole Miss in the semis where they won oral argument but were defeated by a small margin because Ole Miss had a higher brief score. They landed in third place overall and Courtney Harper was voted the best oralist of that semi-final round. We are SO proud of their hard work and dedication! Thanks to Jason Giles and the King Firm who will be taking the students to lunch to congratulate them on a terrific performance.
The Constitutional Criminal Procedure Team of Alex Celio, Daniel Obioha, and Brian Reaney competed at the University of San Diego at the National Criminal Procedure tournament where they were Runner Up Champions! The competition started with 40 teams from across the country. After 4 competitive preliminary rounds, they advanced to the round of 16. As the higher seeded team, they were able to choose the side they wanted to argue and won handily. They advanced to the quarterfinals, also able to choose their side, and won. At the semis, they were not the higher seeded team but still came out victorious! In the championship round, they came up just short with a 2-1 vote against a team from the University of North Texas in Dallas. (The only schools identified were those in the final round). They argued in front of one federal district court judge and two California Court of Appeal judges. We are SO proud of their amazing performance. Thanks to the generosity of Erika McConduit, Jason Culotta, and Sam Winston, who joined together in support of the team and will be taking them out as well to celebrate their stellar performance.