Emily Raines, Brad Prosch, Jeff Rogers, and Hirshel Hall, all 3Ls, competed at the 28th Annual Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition in New York. Alabama Law students arrived at the Duberstein competition following solid preliminary rounds in the regional CKP Cup competition at the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables.
The Duberstein competition is the premier bankruptcy moot court competition in the country. This year, 59 teams from more than 40 law schools competed in the preliminary rounds at St. Johns’ University School of Law in Queens, making the competition one of the largest single-site moot court competitions in the country.
Both teams performed well in preliminary rounds. Raines and Prosch competed against UNLV, Memphis, and the University of Miami, while Rogers and Hall faced Ole Miss, University of Texas and Baylor.
Both teams were designated top 16 teams and advanced to the octofinals, where the teams faced each other in the first round. During the second octofinal round, Raines and Prosch faced Notre Dame and Rogers and Hall faced Emory. Both teams performed well.
Rogers and Hall advanced to the quarterfinals which were held in Brooklyn at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York. Falling to Texas by what the bench described as a razor-thin margin, Rogers and Hall turned in very solid performances.
Rogers and Hall also were awarded Honorable Mention for Best Brief at the awards ceremony.
Professor Gary Sullivan (’96) served as faculty advisor, and Mark Williams (’84) coached the team.