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2009 David Cohn Appellate Advocacy Competition

Please join the Rutgers Moot Court Board in congratulating this year's
David Cohn Appellate Advocacy Competition award and prize winners.

The competition concluded on Monday, March 30th, with the Final Round of arguments and the announcement of the awards.
Congratulations to the winners:

First Place: Sarah Marsey
Second Place: Lauren Bayer
Best Brief: Jared Levine

Sarah, Lauren and Jared will represent Rutgers School of Law-Newark in the national appellate competition next fall.

The Board would also like to thank the distinguished panel of judges that attended the Final Round:

The Honorable Stuart J. Rabner–Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court
The Honorable Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr. – United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Albert L. Cohn, Esq. – Cohn, Lifland, Pearlman, Hermann & Knopf

Last, but not least, we would like to thank the sponsors of the competition:

Gann Law Books
Kilkenny Alehouse
McGovern's Tavern
Robert's Pizzeria
Woodrow's Cafe

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.