Law students win at National Championship
January 31, 2013
Stetson University College of Law students Chad Burgess, Erin Okuno and Morgan Vasigh won the Best Brief Award at the prestigious Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship on Jan. 26 in Houston, Texas.
(L-R): Erin Okuno, Chad Burgess and Morgan Vasigh won the Best Brief Award at the prestigious Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship.
The invitation-only law school competition, hosted by the University of Houston Law Center Blakely Advocacy Institute, drew students from 16 law schools around the country. The invitation is based on the schools’Blakely Advocacy Institute ranking for the previous school year.
“Stetson students acquire a strong research and writing foundation that is recognized in national advocacy competitions,” said professor and moot court advisor Brooke Bowman. “Courts today are hearing fewer oral arguments and judges are making more determinations based solely on attorneys’ written product. Learning to clearly convey the law and the facts of a case in writing is imperative in the practice of law.”
Burgess and Okuno advanced to the final round of the competition and presented before judges from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the Texas Supreme Court.
Professor Bowman co-coached the Stetson team along with alumnus Larry Miccolis. Read this and other news from Stetson University College of Law at www.law.stetson.edu.