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Moot Court Team Wins Competition


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Stetson Law's award-winning Moot Court Team in Boca Raton.

Stetson Law's award-winning Moot Court Team in Boca Raton. (L-R): Professor Stephanie Vaughan, students Megan Fossen, Sandra Harrell and Erik Hanson and alumna team coach Aleks Jagiella. Click for high-resolution image.

Stetson University College of Law’s Moot Court Team won all three top awards at the Robert Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition in Boca Raton, Fla., June 23-26. In addition to being named Overall Best Team, Stetson won the Best Brief and Best Oralist awards.

Stetson students Megan Fossen, Erik Hanson and Sandra Harrell defeated a team from St. Thomas University School of Law in the finals. Hanson, a part-time law student at Stetson who also works full-time, was named best oralist in the final round. All seven justices of the Florida Supreme Court judged the final round.

“This is the first time in our memory that Stetson has taken home all three top honors with best team, best brief and best oralist in this competition,” said Professor Stephanie Vaughan, Stetson’s moot court advisor. “We could not be more proud of our students’ skills as legal writers and advocates.”

The competition included teams from all 11 Florida law schools and was sponsored by the Florida Bar Young Lawyers’ Division. Stetson alumna Aleks Jagiella ’06  coached the award-winning team.

To learn more about moot court at Stetson, visit http://www.law.stetson.edu/advocacy.