Fordham Law

Moot Court Team Sweeps National Competition

March 09, 2010

Fordham Law's moot court team won all three awards at the Cardozo/BMI Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition. Team members Matthew Ryan '11 and Emma Slane '11 claimed the
 Emma Slane '11, Professor Maria Marcus, and Matthew Ryan '11
Championship and Best Brief; Slane was also awarded Best Oralist.

The competition problem involved complex issues of direct and contributory copyright infringement. The final round bench was composed of three federal judges: Judge Harris Hartz of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Michael Chagares of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and Judge Carol Amon of the Eastern District of New York. 

"Throughout the competition rounds, team members Ryan and Slane expertly fielded questions about encouraging new technology and protecting the rights of artists," said Professor Maria L. Marcus, coach to Fordham's inter-school moot court program.

The competition included teams from all over the country. Fordham's team was coached by Carolyn Ryans '10.

This win follows an earlier victory in December, where another Fordham Law team captured the Regional Championship, Best Speaker, and Runner-up Best Speaker awards at the National Moot Court Competition held at the New York City Bar Association. Last year, Fordham Law's moot court program was ranked #8 in the country out of over 100 similar programs.

Contact: Stephen Eichinger