26th Anniversary
Burton D. Wechsler
National First Amendment Moot Court Competition

October 25 and 26, 2019

Thank you all for another great year of the Burton D. Wechsler National First Amendment Moot Court Competition. We had a fantastic final round in front of WCL’s incoming Jurist in Residence, the Honorable Pamela A. Harris of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, who was joined by the Honorable Danny Boggs of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the Honorable Timothy B. Dyk of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Throughout the competition, our judges had nothing but praises for the quality of our competitors this year. We hope to see you again next year!

This year's Competition Champion is team 219811, Eric Sorice and Billie Guertin from Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law. 

The Competition Runner-Up is team 219950, Rachel Catanese, Jeffrey Frank, and Denise Paarlberg from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

The Semifinalists are teams:

219969, Ifedapo Benjamin, Wael Amer, and Renee Keisacker from the Seton Hall School of Law

and

219531, Polina Hristova and Yasmeen Klein from Michigan State University College of Law

The Best Brief was written by team 219843, William Killmeyer, Ashley Kirk, and Patrick Lipaj from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

The Runner-up Best Brief was written by team 219938, Scott Novak and Lynn Phan from the Georgetown University Law Center.

The Best Oralist was Jeffrey Frank, of team 219950 from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

The Runner-Up Best Oralist was Madison DiZinno, of team 219547 from the UC Hastings College of Law.

Congratulations everyone!

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Registration for next year's competition will begin sometime in August of 2020.