Fordham Law


Fordham Moot Court Wins Regional Moot Court Competition

November 23, 2008

The Fordham National Moot Court team won the regional rounds of the 59th Annual National Moot Court Competition, which took place on Thursday, November 20 at the New York City Bar Association. The winning team included captain Elizabeth Langdale '09, Michael Hamburger '09, and Andrew Short '09. 

Langdale also won Best Individual Oral Argument, and the team shared the Best Runner-Up Brief Award with Brooklyn Law School, who Fordham defeated to capture the championship. The Fordham team will advance to the final rounds, which will take place on February 2 – 5.

"Our moot court team continues to display its formidable skill among its peer institutions," said Professor Maria L. Marcus, advisor to Fordham's inter-school moot court program. "I very much look forward to their performance at the final rounds in February."

The regional competition was judged by Hon. Eileen Nadelson, Hon. John E. H. Stackhouse, James D. Herschlein, C. Evan Stewart, and Stuart A. Summit.

The competition was co-sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers and the City Bar’s Young Lawyers Committee.

This victory follows closely after another first-place finish by Fordham's team at the University of San Diego National Criminal Procedure Tournament held in October.