Winning Team Emerges from Appellate Advocacy Competition

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Date: 12/10/2008


Two teams of law students presented arguments on product liability and consumer acceptability in a hypothetical court case in front of five state and federal judges during the final round of the 2008 Domenick L. Gabrielli Appellate Advocacy Competition.

After defending their arguments against barrages of insightful and incisive questioning, James Foster '10 and Peter McCormack '10 emerged as the winning team in the competition, which is held annually at Albany Law School. By competing, second-year law students are able to enhance their oral advocacy and legal writing skills by researching legal issues, writing a brief, and arguing a case on appeal.

Matthew Laroche '10 and Peter Mancuso '10 comprised the other team in the final round. More than 30 students competed in the event, and dozens of judges and attorneys from around the state offered their time and expertise through several rounds of competition.

The Domenick L. Gabrielli Appellate Advocacy Competition is dedicated to the legacy and memory of the late Domenick L. Gabrielli ‘37, a former Associate Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals and Albany Law School trustee.