Albany Law School will be closed today until 4pm due to the weather.
Fresh off winning the American Bar Association’s national client counseling competition title, Albany Law School students Glenna Morgan and Kellan Potts traveled to Ontario, Canada to represent the United States at the April 27-30 Louis M. Brown/Forrest S. Mosten International Client Consultation Competition.
Morgan (Class of 2017) and Potts (Class of 2016) proved to be one of the world’s most formidable moot court duos, advancing to the semifinals ranked No. 3 out of the remaining nine teams. Nineteen countries were represented
at the University of Windsor, including Australia, Germany, Iran, Ireland, Malaysia, Scotland, and 2016 world champion New Zealand. The U.S. was narrowly edged out in the semis by last year's winner, England & Wales.
The worldwide contest came less than a month after Morgan and Potts placed first at national finals in Waco, Texas. Over 100 teams from ABA-approved law schools across the country participated in the U.S. tournament, which was narrowed to a field of 12 following the regional rounds.
Morgan and Potts credited faculty advisor Professor Joseph Connors, alumnus Michael Wetmore ’14, and alumna Brittiny Razzano ’14 for helping them prepare for the competition.
Morgan, an alumna of the University at Albany, is a member of the
Albany Law Review and has interned in the Counsel's Office of the New York State Executive Chamber, the New York State Attorney General’s Office, and the Albany office of U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer. She is currently a law clerk at the firm Malkin & Ross.
A native of Tennessee, Potts graduated from SUNY Binghamton with a B.A. in English Language and Literature/Letters, and will obtain his J.D. this May. He has interned at the New York State Defenders Association and the United States Sentencing Commission, and has clerked at the Ulster Country District Attorney's Office and the U.S. Department of Justice.