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MC Law Receives Invitation to Capitol City Challenge Trial Competition


The MC Law Moot Court Board has received an invitation to compete in the Third Annual Capitol City Challenge Trial Competition. It will be held March 18-20, 2011 at the Superior Courthouse of the District of Columbia. The competition features a criminal case problem and access to modern courthouse technology. Hosted by American University, the Capitol City Challenge is one of the most prestigious trial competitions in the country. A major factor in MC Law’s invitation to the competition was the recent success at the 2010 Peter James Johnson National Civil Rights Trial Competition, in which the competing team from MC Law finished second in the nation.


“I am so excited about this milestone in our appellate advocacy program. I am so pleased with the work of the St. John’s team and their coach, Amy Strickland,” said Vicki Lowery, director of appellate advocacy. “It’s great to see their hard work and accomplishments paying dividends this way, just as winning the Duberstein competition opened doors for us in years before.”


In 2008, MC Law won the 16th Annual Chief Judge Conrad B. Duberstein National Bankruptcy Competition held in New York. The Duberstein victory brought national attention to the MC Law moot court program.