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Georgetown Law Students Win National Moot Court Competition
January 30, 2013 —
Georgetown University Law Center, represented by students Jeff Golimowski (L’13) and Emily Chambers (L’13), emerged victorious over 15 other law schools at the annual Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship hosted by the University of Houston Law Center January 23-26.
“We are extremely proud of Jeff and Emily for bringing this exciting win to Georgetown Law. I understand that the competition this year was quite fierce,” said Georgetown Law Dean William M. Treanor. “At a time when law schools are increasingly focused on promoting learning through hands-on experience, the value of moot courts is more obvious than ever before.”
Sixteen law school advocacy programs earned their way to this year’s national championship based on their previous performances in major moot court tournaments. The competition was co-sponsored by the University of Houston Law Center’s Blakely Advocacy Institute and the law firm of Andrews Kurth.
Georgetown Law entered this year’s competition, which involved the legality of stranger-owned life insurance, ranked sixth nationally. After arriving in Houston, Golimowski and Chambers competed in four preliminary rounds and three elimination rounds. The final round between Georgetown and Stetson was decided by four federal circuit courts of appeals judges and one former Texas Supreme Court justice.
Golimowski and Chambers were coached by Georgetown Law 3L Jeffrey DeSousa. With their win, Georgetown receives an automatic invite to next year’s championship.
Prior to the competition, the case was mooted at Georgetown Law before an internal panel of justices that included Dean William M. Treanor (chief justice), Dean of Students Mitchell Bailin, Associate Dean J. Peter Byrne, Associate Dean Gregory Klass, Adjunct Professor Marc S. Mayerson of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and the Supreme Court Institute’s Dori Bernstein.
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