More Good News from the Moot Court’s Busy Weekend!

While our teams were competing in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Region V regional of the New York City Bar Association’s National Moot Court Competition, another team was competing ninety minutes away in Macon, Georgia, at the Mercer Legal Ethics and Professionalism (LEAP) Competition.

Mercer’s LEAP Competition was the nation’s first moot court competition in legal ethics and professionalism. Eighteen teams from across the nation participated in this year’s competition, involving issues concerning an attorney’s First Amendment rights concerning his blog and the attorney’s duty of confidentiality.

Please join me in congratulating our LEAP team of Kayla Cash, Madison Kebler, and Scott Tolliver. Our team argued against two teams from Faulkner, a team from Baylor, and two teams from Florida Coastal.  The team advanced to the semifinals, before, like their teammates in Atlanta, lost by one point to one of the teams from Faulkner.  It was an amazing round because Stetson’s team earned a perfect score from one of the three judges, which made it all the more difficult to beat the team from Stetson.

AND the team brought home the Best Respondent’s Brief Award!  Congratulations to Kayla, Madison, and Scott! Thank you to all the alumni, local attorneys, and professors who came out to judge the team.  And a very special thanks to the team’s co-coach, Professor Flowers, who found the time between coaching a trial team and two joint-advocacy arbitration teams, to be the team’s co-coach with me. Professor Flowers’s dedication to the advocacy board is absolutely amazing!

Professor Bowman

Stetson University College of Law

1401 61st Street South
Gulfport, Florida 33707
Phone: 727-562-7800