ABA Moot Court Team Advances to National Competition

February 20, 2018

Two moot court teams from University of Alabama School of Law competed last week in the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition.

The team of Jessica Pagano, Caroline Stephens, and Mary Caroline Wynn, all 3Ls, won the regional final (defeating Ohio State twice) and will advance to compete in the national finals in April. This team also won second place for its brief. The team of Sloane Bell, Amber Hall, and Nikki Skolnekovich, all 3Ls,  beat a team from Northwestern in the semi-finals and lost a close final round to the first seed team from Washington University.   Miriam Biffle, Mary Lindsay Hannahan, and Nic Nivison, all 2Ls, supported the teams in bailiff and coaching duties.

This ABA event is the nation’s premier moot court competition.  The Chicago regional had 32 teams from 18 law schools.  Alabama Law was the only law school with two teams advancing to the regional finals.  In the national finals, a special 40th Anniversary ABA event in Washington D.C., the Alabama team will compete against the champions of other regions.