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2015 David Cohn Appellate Advocacy Competition

The Co-Chairs of the Moot Court Board are proud to announce the winners of the 2015 David Cohn Appellate Advocacy Competition:

1. Nikolas Rodriguez - First Place
2. Lauren Van Driesen - Second Place
3. Samantha McCluskey - Third Place
4. Lauren Van Driesen - Best Brief

Congratulations to all of our semifinalists and finalists for a job well done!

A Special Thank You to All Judges, Lawyers, and Board Members!



Competition Background

The David Cohn Appellate Advocacy Competition, held each year in the spring, is named for David Cohn, who attended Columbia University and graduated from New Jersey Law School, predecessor of Rutgers School of Law-Newark, in 1923. He was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1924.

Active as a trial attorney throughout his career, Mr. Cohn was a loyal and devoted alumni until his death in 1979. Because he took such particular delight in teaching, training and helping young attorneys and law students, the Cohn Family was pleased to endow this Appellate Advocacy Competition in his honor.

Albert Cohn, his son, served as a member of the Rutgers Law School adjunct faculty for many years and is principal in the family firm, Cohn, Lifland, Pearlman, Herrman & Knopf in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.

The winners of the David Cohn Competition will go on to represent Rutgers School of Law-Newark in the National Appellate Advocacy Competition.