Galin '14 Directs 200-student Moot Court Competition Program

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Now entering his third year of moot court activity, David Galin '14 regards the program as a critical part of the law school experience.

“Participants in the moot court program get an enormous amount of practical experience. They get to simulate litigation, negotiation, appellate advocacy and other aspects of law in front of real judges, working on real-life scenarios,” he said, noting that each year, more than 200 Albany Law students are involved in moot court.

Galin, now executive director of the Anthony V. Cardona '70 MootCourt Program, first got involved as a bailiff in his first year of law school. During his second year, he took on the role of director of finance for the program.

“Last year, we brought in two-dozen teams from 22 law schools around the country to compete in the Gabrielli Family Law competition. We sent our own teams to competitions around the northeast and beyond, where they performed extremely well, with one ABA Negotiations team advancing to nationals,” said Galin. “We were also able to draw many professionals from the legal community to act as judges for the competitions, from New York State Court of Appeals judges to seasoned litigators.”

In addition to directing the moot court program, Galin is a senior editor for the Center for Judicial Process, and he has interned with the New York State Attorney General’s Office in the Consumer Fraud & Protection Bureau, as well as with Turner Construction. He also plans on interning in the law school’s Tax Clinic.

 

Anthony V. Cardona '70 Moot Court Program

During the 2012-2013 year, Albany Law School students competed in seven national competitions and hosted 24 teams from 22 law schools for the 25th Annual Domenick L. Gabrielli Family Law Competition in February. 

Highlights included:

ABA Negotiations Team Advances to NationalCompetition

Bunce '14 & McGrath '14 Win GabrielliAppellate Advocacy Competition

Crummey'13 & McCardle '13 win Morse Client Counseling Competition