Seventeen Students to Compete in Four National Competitions

2/11/2010 | Facebook|Twitter|Email

Seventeen Albany Law School students will participate in four national moot court competitions held in four cities on the weekend of Feb. 12 through 14.

James Foster, Peter McCormack, Kristopher Ostrander and Joseph Brucato will compete in the William B. Spong Moot Court Tournament at William & Mary College of Law in Williamsburg, Va. Each year, the Spong tournament focuses on a timely constitutional law issue.

Michael DeRise, Patrick Harkins and Keith Mathews will travel to Tulane University Law School in New Orleans for the Tulane Mardi Gras Invitational National Sports Law Competition, which will include 50 teams from law schools around the country.

Joshua Boone, Ali Chaudhry, Jillian Kasow, Leo Hendges, Adriana De Armas, Joi Kush, Asish Nelluvely and Allyson Stein will compete in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, which takes place in Washington, D.C., and features participants from more than 500 law schools in more than 80 countries.

Eric Leander & Melissa Gonzalez will compete in the ABA Law Student Division Client Counseling Competition at Benjamin N. Cardoza School of Law at Yeshiva University in New York City. The annual competition simulates a law office consultation in which law students, acting as attorneys, are presented with a client matter.

Albany Law School's Moot Court Program aids in the development of effective advocacy techniques by providing students with in-depth opportunities to improve their analytical, research and writing, and oral advocacy skills through competition. The program consists of multiple intraschool and interschool competitions involving appellate advocacy, trial advocacy, client counseling and negotiation, and the law school annually hosts the National Family Law Competition.