Albany Law to Host 14 Law Schools for National Moot Court Competition

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​Seventeen teams from 14 law schools around the country will compete at Albany Law School in the 27th Annual Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition, to be held Thursday, Feb. 26 through Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.

Each year the competition focuses on emerging and controversial issues in family law. Teams of two to three current law students compete in both written and oral advocacy skills, and they are judged by prominent members of the local bar association, state and federal judges, Albany Law School professors, and members of the Albany Law Moot Court Board.

This year's problem, written by competition chair Jessica Sorrendino '15, considers whether a parent who has a terminal illness can assert a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act when the Department of Social Services fails to provide a rehabilitative services plan that will reunify the parent with their child.