Henchy '15 and Christiano '15 Win Gabrielli Appellate Advocacy Competition

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Brienna Christiano '15

Brian Henchy '15 and Brienna Christiano '15 emerged as victors from the final round of the Domenick L. Gabrielli Appellate Advocacy Competition, which took place over two months and included 28 teams.

Max Lindsey '15 and Joseph Rosati '15 placed second in the competition.

The final round was judged by, from left, Hon. Christian F. Hummel, U.S. Magistrate Judge; Hon. Mae A. D'Agostino, U.S. District Judge; Hon. Gary L. Sharpe, Chief U.S. District Judge; Hon. Thomas J. McAvoy, Senior U.S. District Judge; and Professor Vincent Bonventre.

Christiano with Brian Henchy '15

Additional award winners from this year's competition were:

Best Oral Advocates:

1st - Michael LiPetri

2nd - Brian Henchy

3rd - Courtney Gressett

Best Brief:

1st - Danielle Quinn & Courtney Gressett

2nd - Max Lindsey & Joseph Rosati

3rd - Michael LiPetri & Frank Melendez

David Galin '14, executive director of The Anthony V. Cardona '70 Moot Court Program, made sure to thank the many members of the law school community who participated in and supported the competition:

"I would like to extend a special thank you to Competition Chair Jaclyn Bunce and Competition Associate Pooja Rawal for directing and organizing a flawless competition this evening and semester, and a special thank you to Jaclyn Bunce for all her efforts writing the Gabrielli problem. In addition, we would like to extend a special thank you to our various volunteers from all three class years who graciously gave their time as bailiffs, and to Professor Young and Dean Queenan for devoting time to judge at various stages of the competition this year."

"Last but not least, we owe an extremely large thank you to Competition Faculty Advisor Dean Queenan, Moot Court Faculty Advisor Professor Rock, Moot Court Legal Assistant Theresa Colbert, Dean Andrews for her constant support of the Moot Court program, and Professor Bonventre for judging this evening at a minute's notice."