Two UA Law teams competed in the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition in Philadelphia.
UA Law students Eunji Jo (’17), Briana Knox (’17) and MaryLauren Kulovitz (’17), Allison Garnett, (’17) Sarah Jackson (’17) and Park Wynn (’17) competed in this elite competition, which has six regions and about 200 teams. This year’s case tested a university’s duties under Title IX for off-campus sexual assaults. The teams were assisted by the Law School’s 2L Moot Court Fellows: Nikki Skolnekovich (’18), Caroline Stephens (’18) and Mary Caroline Wynn (’18).
Garnett, Jackson and Wynn won the regional finals and will compete in April in the national finals. Two Alabama Law students finished in the region’s top ten oralists (out of almost 100 advocates): Wynn was awarded fourth best advocate and Knox won eighth best. Jo, Knox and Kulovitz won third prize for team brief.
Alabama law students worked hard, long hours, including brief writing over the exam period and “two-a-day” practices this semester. They represented Alabama well and made Professor Carol Andrews proud.