Stetson Law Students Win Competition

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Stetson University College of Law students Natalie Hagan and Joseph Murray won the E. Earle Zehmer Workers’ Compensation Moot Court Competition Aug. 18 in Orlando, Fla.

Hagan and Murray also received best advocate awards for the overall competition, sponsored by the Workers’ Compensation Section of The Florida Bar. Hagan was also named best advocate in preliminary rounds.

“We are extremely proud that our Natalie and Joe were named best advocates in the overall competition,” said Professor Stephanie Vaughan, Stetson’s Moot Court Advisor. “Natalie’s individual best advocate award is the highest individual award given in a moot court competition.”

Professor Michael Allen and Stetson Law alumnus Jason Stearns coached the winning team.

Stetson’s Moot Court Board is composed of students who seek to improve both their writing and oral advocacy skills in a wide variety of legal specialties through competition. Members compete as teams in interscholastic moot court competitions that take place throughout the year around the globe.