Moot Court Honor Society Hosts 24th Annual Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition
Oct. 24, 2017
From Oct. 20-21, the AUWCL Moot Court Honor Society hosted its annual Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition. The high-profile competition attracted participants from 28 law schools from across the country, who competed in two rounds on Friday before eliminations began in the evening round, and continued in quarter-, semi-, and finals on Saturday.
The competition, based on First Amendment law issues, requires participating teams to submit briefs and present oral arguments before a panel of judges.
In the final round, the team from University of Kansas School of Law defeated the team from Michigan State University College of Law, arguing before U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton, U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Timothy Dyk and former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement. Moot Court Honor Society members, along with alumni and faculty served as judges, bailiffs, and scorekeepers.
Congratulations to Moot Court Honor Society organizers Chelsea Krzaczek, Joseph Kerins, Desi Kireva, Lucas Novaes, and Katie Suma on a successful competition.
The Moot Court Honor Society provides students the opportunity to improve their oral advocacy and writing skills by arguing their cases in front of prominent jurists, including Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States.