Stetson Law Wins Veterans Appellate Advocacy Competition for Second Year in a Row

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Stetson Law Wins Veterans Advocacy Comp Twice in a Row

(L-R): Stetson coach Professor Michael Allen, Will Hurter, U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Judge Lawrence Hagel, Judge William Greene, Judge Mary Schoelen and Erin Isdell. Click for high-resolution image.

Stetson University College of Law students Will Hurter and Erin Isdell won the Veterans Law Appellate Advocacy Competition in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 17. This is the second year in a row that Stetson Law has won the competition, which started last year.

Hurter also won the Best Advocate Award, the highest individual award in the competition. The Stetson team also won two out of three awards in the competition, sponsored by the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association.

“We could not be prouder of our students,” said Stetson Law Moot Court Advisor and professor Brooke Bowman. “Hurter and Isdell have helped Stetson win its third moot court competition in the past five months. It is an extraordinary start to the school year.”

Students competed at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in the semifinal and final rounds, beating a team from George Washington University Law School in the finals. Twelve teams from eight different law schools competed. Stetson Law professor Michael Allen coached the winning Stetson team.

Earlier this semester, Stetson’s Moot Court won the Robert Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition in June and the E. Earle Zehmer Workers’ Compensation Moot Court Competition in August.

Visit Moot Court at Stetson to learn more.