Monday, March 31, 2014
UGA law school wins third national moot court competition of year
Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia School of Law recently won the 29th Annual Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition, which is its third national moot court title this academic year.
Second-year law students Xon R. Hostetter, George S. Ray and Nicolas M. “Nick” Stanojevich represented UGA in the tournament, and Stanojevich was named the best oralist in the final round of competition. The team was coached by third-year law student Kenneth J. “Kenny” Bentley.
The trio beat a team from the Campbell School of Law in the final round of the event, which was held March 27-29 in New York City at the Brooklyn Law School. More than 35 teams participated in this year’s contest.
The competition, hosted by the Brooklyn Law School Moot Court Honor Society, required teams to write a brief on the appeal of an athlete on the U.S. Women’s Snowman team who was accused of possessing and distributing steroids to her teammates and murdering a member of the male team.
Georgia Law also won this national competition, which is named in memory of Jerome Prince who served as dean of the Brooklyn Law School from 1953 to 1971, in 2002 and 2006.
The other two moot court national championship titles captured by Georgia Law students this academic year were won at the National Moot Court Competition, which is the oldest and most prestigious moot court competition in the country, and the Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship, which is an invitation-only tournament that had the top 16 moot court programs from law schools across the country participating.
UGA School of Law
Consistently regarded as one of the nation’s top public law schools, the School of Law at the University of Georgia was established in 1859. With an accomplished faculty, which includes authors of some of the country’s leading legal scholarship, Georgia Law offers three degrees—the Juris Doctor, the Master of Laws in U.S. Law and the Master in the Study of Law—and is home to the renowned Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy. The school counts six U.S. Supreme Court judicial clerks in the last nine years among its distinguished alumni body of more than 9,700. For more information, please see www.law.uga.edu.