UM moot court team advances

first_imgUM moot court team advances U M moot court team advances The University of Miami School of Law’s Charles Papy, Jr., Moot Court team advanced to the finals of the ABA Law Student Division National Appellate Advocacy Competition. Only 24 teams out of the 187 that entered the competition made it to the final round, which will be held in April in Chicago.UM was represented by students Annabelle Nahra, who won the Best Oralist Award, Douglas Stamm, and Betsy Havens. In addition to advancing to the finals, the team was recognized with a third place Best Brief Award and a sixth place Best Oralist Award in the Regional Competition.“This is one of the country’s most prestigious appellate competitions,” said Adjunct Professor Harvey Sepler, who coaches the team. “We are thrilled.”The team also recently competed in the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition — one of the premier environmental law competitions in the country — and made it past the quarterfinal rounds, where they were the only law school in Florida and one of nine teams remaining. During the competition, third-year law student Daniel Poterek was also named the Best Oral Advocate.In addition to Poterek, the team included third-year law students Deana Falce and Megan Sincore. Poterek is the current president of the Papy Moot Court Board, and Falce and Sincore serve as two of the board’s vice presidents. April 1, 2010 Regular Newslast_img