Fordham Law

Moot Court Teams Win 2nd Place in Recent Competitions

March 10, 2009

Two Fordham Law Moot Court teams became national finalists in recent competitions held in Washington, DC and New York. Nathaniel Asher '10 and Stephen Kress '10 won second place in the National Security Law Moot Court Competition held at George Washington Law School, and William Montalvo '10 and Heather Shea '10 won second in the Cardozo/BMI Entertainment and Communications Law Moot Court Competition at Cardozo Law School.

"Our student teams train very hard to earn these accolades, and we are proud of their achievements," said Professor Maria L. Marcus, advisor to Fordham's inter-school moot court program. "Fordham's program excels at the highest level of competitions."

Asher and Kress competed with 25 other teams to advance to one of four finals spots. They defeated West Virginia University Law in the semifinals and fell to University of Miami in the championship round. In addition to their second place overall finish, Asher and Kress were runners up for the Best Brief category. The team was coached by student editor Sagar Patel '09 and marked the first appearance of Fordham Law students to the competition.

Montalvo and Shea advanced to the finals from an original pool of 30 teams. Judges for the final round were Dolores Sloviter of the 3rd Circuit, Edward C. Prado of the 5th Circuit, and Kermit Lipez of the 1st Circuit. The team was coached by Satinder Singh '09.

Contact: Stephen Eichinger