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National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare & Adoption Law
 

March 13 & 14, 2015 

Columbus, Ohio
 

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 2014 CHAMPIONS 

Team 22: Florida Coastal School of Law
Elizabeth Jung, Shelbi Cardwell & Shirley Zambrano
 

RUNNER-UP 

Team 26: Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Jasmine Prokscha & Alexandra Hunstein
Best Final Round Oralist – Alexandra Hunstein

SEMI-FINALISTS 

Team 24: Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Ivan Settimba & Elizabeth Gresk

Team 3: Florida Coastal School of Law
Sterling Spencer, Frances Denizard & Leighanne Lockett

2014 BEST BRIEFS 

1st place - Team 24, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Ivan Settimba & Elizabeth Gresk

2nd place - Team 26, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Jasmine Prokscha & Alexandra Hunstein

3rd place - Team 6, Southern Illinois University School of Law
Brooke Qualls, Amanda Stanley & Sheril J Varughese

BEST ORALISTS FROM FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014 

Jordan Griffin - Charlotte School of Law
Grace Stafford - Baylor Law School
Jahan Karamali - The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Elizabeth Jung - Florida Coastal School Of Law
Erica Cook - The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Elizabeth Gresk - Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Natalie Rogers - University of San Diego School of Law
Carey Eshelman - University of San Diego School of Law
Joaquin Sena - Chicago-Kent College of Law
Jeannea Baptiste - Touro Law Center

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 IMPORTANT DATES 

Early Registration Ends - November 1, 2013
Problem Release Date - December 6, 2013
Final Registration Ends - January 1, 2014
Brief Due to NCALP - January 31, 2014
 

 COMPETITION SCHEDULE 

Friday, March 7th

9:00 -10:00 Team Check-In   
10:00 Team Meeting 
10:30 – 12:00 Round 1    
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:15 – 2:45 Round 2 
3:30 - 5:00 Round 3
5:00 – 7:00 Reception and Awards   

Saturday March 8th →16 teams advance

9:00 – 10:30 Round 4                                                   
11:00 – 12:30 Quarterfinals    
Lunch  
1:30 - 3:00 Semifinals
3:15 – 5:00 Finals

 
 

 TESTIMONIALS 

  • “The competition is run so smoothly, it is flawless every year. I love the locations of where the competition is held.” – participant  
  • “There were quite a few very talented teams, and the level of competition, on average, was very good. As for the administration of the tournament, I cannot praise you enough. We host a national tournament at our school every year, and I know how much work goes into it. Everything was run extremely professionally. We were all extremely impressed with how well the tournament was administered.” – participant  
  • “It was a wonderful experience throughout. I enjoyed researching and writing the topic. The competition was also exceptionally well organized throughout. Staff members were always very responsive, knowledgeable and pleasant to deal with. The locations were really great. Arguing at the statehouse and state supreme court were experiences I will remember forever.” - participant  
  • “Keep up the great work. This competition just gets better every year!” – faculty advisor/coach 
  • “The superb presentations are a reflection of the many, many hours of work that each student put into their presentation. I also appreciate the opportunity to be on the ‘other side’ of the bench which I believe is far more challenging to an attorney than a judge or magistrate who would be hearing just another case, albeit a far better prepared one. I thoroughly enjoyed being part of this event for the third time!” – attorney/judge  
  • “The materials were outstanding. The problem was great and instructions to judges could not [have been] better.” – attorney/judge 

 

Final Round Judges will be representatives from the following partners:  

  • The ABA Center on Children and the Law
  • The American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
  • The National Center for Adoption Law & Policy at Capital University Law School
  • The National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges

 

 HOTEL INFORMATION 

We have reserved a block of rooms for Thursday and Friday night at the Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Convention Center. The group rate is $94/night for a single or double room; $10 extra per person/night (parking is $12 per day). The Drury is located approximately one mile north of the competition locations, and includes breakfast and evening snacks/beverages. Please make your reservations by February 5, 2014 to receive the discounted rate. Reservations can be made online at www.druryhotels.com– click on “Book it Fast” and then enter group number 2192490.  

 

 Although we do not have a discounted rate at the following hotels, they are located within walking distance to Ohio Statehouse and Supreme Court:

 

 2014 REGISTERED TEAMS 

  Baylor Law School (2 Teams)
  Brigham Young University Law School 
  Capital University Law School 
   Charlotte School of Law 
  Chicago-Kent College of Law  
  Florida Coastal School of Law (2 Teams)
2012 Champions 
  Georgetown University Law School 
  Loyola University Chicago School of Law (2 teams)
2006 Champions 
  Michigan State University College of Law (2 teams)
  North Carolina Central University School of Law 
  The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law 
  Quinnipiac University School of Law 
  Southern Illinois University School of Law (2 Teams)
  Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law (2 Teams)
  Touro Law Center  
   Whittier Law School 
  University of Cincinnati School of Law 
  University of Michigan Law School 
  University of San Diego School of Law (2 Teams)