Moot Court makes final four in Chicago competition

Published: November 24th, 2008

Category: News Briefs

Moot Court BoardThe Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court Board traveled to Chicago last week for the annual Chicago Bar Association’s National Moot Court Competition. The team of Scott Holtz, Stacey Schwimmer and Tim Haughee made it to the final four (Semi-Finals) surpassing 26 other teams. This event allows teams from top-tier law schools around the country to compete against one another in oral advocacy. Eric Nowak and Danielle Pollock also competed. The teams argued the constitutionality of a gender conscious admissions policy that sought to maintain a gender balance of men and women in its undergraduate admissions. We are proud of Tim, Scott, and Stacey’s success. Both teams received assistance from Professors Rambo, Pflaum and Wihnyk. The Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court Board represents UF Law in numerous state and national appellate advocacy competitions throughout the year. The board was founded in 1961, and was named after the prominent Florida Supreme Court chief justice. The board’s mission is to promote excellence in appellate advocacy. Comprised of students from UF Law, the board has received numerous state and national awards. New members are selected each year from all third semester students who try out for the team.