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MC Law Advanced to Finals at the Annual Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition

            Two MC Law teams competed in the Annual Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition in New York, New York, the weekend of March 5, 2017.  Two teams represented MC Law at the Duberstein Competition this year. One team includes 3L’s Morgan Keup and brief-writer Gursimran Bola, and 2L Ericson Enger. A second team includes 3L Chris White and 2L’s Taylor Herring and brief-writer Kathryn (“Katie”) Pickett.  Both teams advanced to Octofinals seeded in the top 8 with 43 teams competing. Morgan Keup won the Outstanding Oralist Award, one of only four awarded.  Team coaches were Sarah Beth Wilson ’10 and Christopher Meredith ’10, both of Copeland, Cook, Taylor and Bush.

            The Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition is jointly sponsored by St. John’s University School of Law and the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI). The competition is well known for the quality of its judging. New York is a hub for bankruptcy practice and area bankruptcy practitioners judge the preliminary rounds and briefs. New York area bankruptcy judges and more than a dozen leading appellate and bankruptcy judges from around the country judge advanced rounds.

MC Law Competes in the Annual Transactional LawMeet Competition

      The MC Law Moot Court Board Transactional Law Team competed in the Annual Transactional LawMeet Competition in Kansas City, Kansas, the weekend of February 24, 2017.  Team members were Allison Griffith, Gursimran Bola, and William Bettis, supported by shadow Hillary Medlin.  The team was coached by Tray Hairston from Butler Snow.

     The Transactional LawMeet Competition is the leader in moot court competitions for students interested in transactional law practice. It gives students hands-on experience with transactional law scenarios.