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Moot Court, Trial Team make impressive showings
During its 2010-2011 competitions,members of the Florida Moot Court team won three regional championships,including the regional title at the ABA
National Appellate Advocacy Competition, a Best Brief award at the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition, three Best Oral Advocate awards at the ABA National Competition, the National Tax Competition, and the Navy JAG Competition, and competed on UF’s team that won the national championship
at the National Tax Competition.
The 32 ranking points earned by the Florida Moot Court teams, when combined with the ten points earned by UF’s team for the National Tax Competition, has resulted in the University of Florida Levin College
of Law being ranked 11th among all U.S. law schools and third among public law schools in the most recent Blakely Advocacy Institute rankings of moot court programs.
This ranking has earned Florida Moot Court an invitation to compete with the other top 15 programs in the nation in the Kurth Moot Court National Championship in Houston in January.
Meanwhile, the UF Law Trial Team sent third-year law students to the 12th annual National Trial Advocacy Competition at Michigan State University College of Law. The four students competed as advocates and witnesses, alternating roles depending on which side they were assigned to represent during trial. Though nearly 55 teams applied to compete, the tournament selected only the top 28 teams from law schools around the nation. In the quarterfinals, the prosecution, represented by Anita McNulty and Trae Weingardt, won the trial and the team moved on to the semifinals. The defense, represented by Tara Tedrow and Brandon Rose, won the semifinal round, pushing the team to the finals, narrowly missing first place in a split decision.
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