On March 6th and 7th of 2015 the National Native American Law Students Association (“NNALSA”) held its Annual Moot Court Competition. The competition was hosted by the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. This year’s competition was the biggest ever! 70 teams participated, and over 100 attorneys from Arizona to Washington D.C. served as brief and oral judges. All of the judges volunteered their own time and many paid their own travel expenses. The James E. Rogers College of Law’s NALSA chapter would like to thank all of the volunteers who helped plan and host this memorable competition.
This year’s winners include:
1st Place Best Overall Advocate: Team 181 of William Mitchell, Joshua Peterson and Scott Jurchisin
2nd Place Best Overall Advocate: Team 54 of University of Kansas, Corey Adams and Maureen Orth
3rd Place Best Overall Advocate: Team 92 of Seattle University, Drew Pollom and Jocelyn McCurtain
1st Place Best Brief: Team 181 of William Mitchell, Joshua Peterson and Scott Jurchisin
2nd Place Best Brief: Team 28 of Columbia, Jacob Wolf and Andrew Sangster
3rd Place Best Brief: Team 126 of Michigan State, Stephen Raslich and Amy Foerster
1st Place Best Spoken Advocate: Team 120 of Univ. of Hawaii, Jordan Inafuki
2nd Place Best Spoken Advocate: Team 73 of Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas, Kostan R. Lathouris
3rd Place Best Spoken Advocate: Team 120 of Univ. of Hawaii, Dylan Taschner
This was the second year that William Mitchell took “Best Brief” and “Best Overall Advocate.” Sarah Deer, who received one of the McArthur Genius awards this year, helped coach William Mitchell’s winning team. Colette Routel of William Mitchell helped coach the winning team as well.
Congratulations to the winners of this year’s competition!
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