Interschool Competitions


Albany Law School interschool competitions, also referred to as "travel teams," allow Albany Law students to compete against other law schools throughout the United States. These competitions are based around appellate advocacy, trial and other practical situations.

These interschool competitions are the most significant way for students to test their abilities within the legal community as they provide the opportunity to compete with law students nationally and internationally.

Additionally, many of these competitions are known and highly respected by law firms and legal organizations throughout the country and provide an invaluable asset to a student's resume.

Each year a select group of students represent Albany Law School in various competitions throughout the nation. Albany Law School will participate in the following competitions during the 2013-2014 academic year:


ABA Negotiations

New England Law School, Boston, MA
November 16-17, 2013
Team members: Amanda Ramnaraign '14, Alana Brady '14, Emily von Werlhof '14, Alexander Sylvan '14
Faculty advisors: Professor Nancy Maurer & Professor Jenean Taranto
Student coach: Gregory Pratt '14, Justin Rutherford '13

ABA Client Counseling

Location TBD
Date TBD
Team members: Brittiny Razzano '14 & Michael Wetmore '14
Faculty advisors: Professor Benjie Louis & Professor Joseph Connors
Student coach: TBD

William B. Spong Constitutional Law Competition

William & Mary Law School, Williamsburg, VA
February 14-15, 2014
Team members: Michael Yetter '14, Michael White '14, Keri Bagala '14
Faculty advisor: Professor Vincent Bonventre
Student coach: Jaclyn Bunce '14

Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Sherman & Sterling, LLP, New York, NY
February 13-16, 2014
Team members: Hannah Akkerman '15, Deirdre Barthel '14, Robert Caserta '15, Ashley Dougherty '14, David Galin '14
Faculty advisor: Professor Peter Halewood
Student coach: Beau Melita

John J. Gibbons Criminal Procedure Competition

Seton Hall Law School, Newark, NJ
Date TBD
Team members: Robert Smith '14, Mary Ellen Nocero '14, Gina Angrisano '14
Faculty advisor: Professor Donna Young
Coach: Kenneth Weifer, Esq.

American Association of Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition

New York, NY
March 20-23, 2014
Team members: Kayla Molinaro '14, Nicholas Dorando '15, Robert Lawyer '15, Benjamin Novogroski '15
Faculty Advisor: Professor Gerald Rock
Coach: TBD