NNALSA Moot Court Finals (Finally)

To wrap this week’s victory tour: you asked and we answered! We are beyond thrilled to announce that for the first time in MSU’s history, the MSU chapter of the Native American Law Student Association (NALSA) advanced to the final round in the National NALSA Moot Court Competition. The ILPC, alumni, and friends of the Center are so proud to celebrate this outstanding accomplishment.

Returning to campus with two awards, 3L Kaitlin Gant (Oneida Nation of the Thames) and 2L Kacey Chopito (Pueblo of Zuni) took second place in the oral arguments. They also won the award for Second Place Best Overall Advocates. Notably, Ms. Gant was the only female competitor in the final round.

They came second behind none other than Columbia Law and competed against 65 teams including those from Arizona State University, University of New Mexico, University of Chicago, University of Kansas, and University of California Los Angeles.

3L Austin Moore (Samish Indian Nation) and 3L Kathryn Peterson (Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians) also participated in the competition hosted last week at UC Berkeley Law.


The competitive success of MSU NALSA helped the MSU College of Law rise from fourth to second place in National Moot Court rankings.

Please join us in congratulating these students on their achievements!