Moot Court argues in 26th annual Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe Final Four competition

Published: September 26th, 2011

Category: News

University of Florida Levin College of Law students Danielle Grundt, Amy Podolsky, Kelsey Veitengruber and Brandon White (supported by alternate Dylan Shea) argued Sept. 9 before a panel of distinguished judges in the 26th Annual Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe Moot Court Final Four. This year’s panel was comprised of federal and state judges from throughout Florida, including Judge Monterey “Buddy” Campbell of Florida’s 2nd District Court of Appeal; U.S. District Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington of the Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Judge James S. Moody of the Middle District of Florida; and U.S. District Judge Paul C. Huck of the Southern District of Florida. After their arguments concluded, the judges awarded Kelsey Veitengruber as “Best Oralist” and “Best Team” to Amy Podolsky and Brandon White. Podolsky was also named “Best Overall” and won the “Best Brief” award. The Florida Moot Court Team is proud of the Final Four competitors, as well as the 13 other new members. The team is excited about the upcoming competition year, as members will compete in moot court competitions across the country, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, New York City, and Washington, D.C. The Florida Moot Court Team, governed by the Justice Campbell Thornal Executive Board, is currently ranked No. 11 nationally by the Blakely Advocacy Institute.