Elizabeth Sweeny, Competition Chair
Adrianna Mathew, Competition Associate
Associate Dean Rosemary Queenan, Faculty Advisor
Overview of Competitions Requirements:
Eligibility: All second-year Albany Law students who have completed Introduction to Lawyering and have a GPA of 2.0 or above may participate in the Competition.
Team Organization: Participants may choose their own partners and team members cannot be changed after the final date for submission of briefs, except under exceptional circumstances.
Brief: Each team must prepare one appellate brief. The case record is clearly divided into two separate issues for ease of dividing work.
Oral Arguments: Each team must argue in two preliminary rounds for a maximum of 24 minutes, with each individual required to argue at least 10 minutes.
Judges: A panel of three judges evaluates each argument and judges from the New York Court of Appeals or the Federal bench traditionally hear the final round.
2018 Gabrielli Appellate Advocacy Competition Results:
The Finalists argued in front of a bench of very impressive and skilled judges on Tuesday, November 13, 2018:
- Hon. Paul G. Feinman, New York State Court of Appeals
- Hon. Rowan D. Wilson, New York State Court of Appeals
- Hon. Christian F. Hummel '81, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
- Hon. Thomas J. McAvoy '64, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
- Alicia Ouellette '94, President and Dean, Albany Law School
Kyle T. Ishman '20 & Jay B. Kindlon '20
Ashley M. Rothe '20 & Elizabeth Sweeny '20
Congratulations to our additional award winners:
Best Oral Advocates:
1st Place: Elizabeth Sweeny '20
2nd Place: Brian J. Palamar '20
3rd Place: Ashley M. Rothe '20
1st Place: Thomas M. Boland '20 & Daniel J. Martucci '20
2nd Place: Nicole M. Finn '20 & Candace T. White '20
3rd Place: Kyle T. Ishman '20 & Jay B. Kindlon '20