Moot Court Team Wins National HNBA Competition

Steven ArangoCameron Rentschler, and Zach Smith, all 3Ls, won the 2019 Hispanic National Bar Association’s Uvaldo Herrera Moot Court Competition. This is the University of Alabama’s first championship in the competition. Thirty-two teams from law schools around the country competed in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The problem involved complex constitutional issues concerning freedom of the press and due process.

HNBA Competition team

Steven Arango, Cameron Rentschler, Zach Smith, and Professor Cameron Fogle

The team had a perfect record throughout the tournament. In the final round, the team argued before a panel of judges from the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the New Mexico Supreme Court, and the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico.

The team was coached by Professor Cameron Fogle.