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National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare & Adoption Law

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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)