ABA Moot Court Team Competes at National Competition

April 11, 2017

After winning the regional competition, Alabama Law again performed at the highest levels in the finals of the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition in Chicago.

Allison Garnett, Sarah Jackson and Park Wynn, all third-year law students, went undefeated into the quarterfinals.  They were in the “elite eight” of almost 200 teams who entered this prestigious national competition. Alabama Law lost a close round (2-1) to an Oklahoma team, which advanced to compete in the final championship.

About 75 oralists competed in the finals. Wynn won fifth best oralist overall, and Jackson won eighth best oralist. The team won the third best brief in the competition.

Mary Caroline Wynn, a 2L Moot Court Fellow, supported the team as bailiff and student-coach.

Professor Ken Rosen made a special contribution as faculty coach.  When Professor Andrews became ill, Professor Rosen volunteered to coach the team, which meant he had to fly to Chicago within a few hours (with looming severe weather).

Professor Andrews congratulated the team, and she thanked Professor Rosen and the rest of the Law School community, including dedicated alumni, for helping the team.