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Outside Moot Court Competitions

Competing in Moot Court Competitions is one of the best ways to learn and grow as a lawyer. In addition to the school-sponsored Nathan Baker Mock Trial and David Cohn Appellate Advocacy Competitions, the Rutgers Moot Court Board actively participates in the following competitions:

 

Price Media Law Moot Court Competition

Coach:

Thomas Cafferty, Esq. 

Members: 

Micah Pakay (3L)

David Sisk (2L)

Ryan Raichilson (2LE)

Siobhan Kinealy (2L) 

Competition Dates:

January 24 - 27, 2013

Results:

 

January 24, 2013-January 27, 2013, the Rutgers Moot Court Board sponsored a team to compete in the Americas Regional of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition hosted at Cardozo School of Law.  Micah Pakay (3L), Siobhan Kinealy (2L), Ryan Raichilson (2LE), and David Sisk (2L) represented Rutgers-Newark and were quarter-finalists in this international competition placing eighth out of over twenty teams.  They put up strong competition against teams from the Bahamas, Argentina, and New York!

 

This team was selected by Kory Ramkawsky, the Moot Court Board Outside Competitions Coordinator, and coached by Thomas Cafferty, Esq., class of 1972.  They learned new areas of law, dealing exclusively in international law, writing "memorials" instead of briefs, and developing oral advocacy skills against tough competition.

 

 

Cardozo Entertainment and Communications Law Moot Court Competition

Coach:

Professor Kettle

Members: 

David Nathan (3L)

Elizabeth Bergamo (3L) 

Competition Dates:

February 28 - March 3, 2013

Results:

On February 28 through March 3, 2013 David Nathan (3L) and Elizabeth Bergamo (3L) competed in the Cardozo/BMI Entertainment and Communication Moot Court Competition.  Their team saw much success as they were awarded the Second Best Brief Award and advanced all the way to the semi-finals. 

They finished in the top four teams in a competition that saw thirty teams compete from all over the country.  In their final placement, they surpassed teams from schools such as NYU, Georgetown, and Seton Hall.  This team was sponsored by the Rutgers Moot Court Board, assembled by Kory Ramkawsky, the Outside Competitions Coordinator, and assistance was provided by Professor John Kettle and Dean Andrew Rothman. 

 

 

NY Law School's Robert F. Wagner Labor and Employment Law Competition

Coach:

Randall P. Brett, Esq.

Members: 

Eric Schwartz (3L)

Marolhin Mendez (2L)

Sam Hanna (2L)

Competition Dates:

March 20 - 24, 2013

Results:

On March 20 through March 24, 2013, Marolhin Mendez (2L) and Sam Hanna (2L) competed in New York Law School's Robert F. Wagner Labor and Employment Law Competition.  The two worked tirelessly honing their brief and mooting the issues.  They gained a tremendous experience and faced tough competition from schools across the country.  The team was coached by Randall Brett, Esq., class of 2007.

 

 

Seton Hall's John J Gibbons National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition

Coach:

Professor Thomas

Members: 

Olivia Quinto (3L)

Jamie Herrera (3L)

Anthony Talarico (3L)

Competition Dates:

March 22 - 23, 2013

Results:

On March 22 and 23, 2013, Olivia Quinto (3L), Jamie Herrera (3L), and Anthony Talarico (3L) competed in Seton Hall's John J. Gibbons National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition.  The team worked hard and represented Rutgers well, going up against some tough competition.  They came away with a great experience, learning real world skills in appellate advocacy and diving in to Criminal Procedure issues.  The team was coached by Professor George Thomas.