Fordham Law

Moot Court Team Claims Regional Championship in Premier Competition

November 30, 2012

The Fordham team won the regional championship of the National Moot Court Competition, the country's premier moot court event. The competition took place November 14 and 15 at the New
Left to right: Michael Keough '13, Professor Emeritus Maria Marcus, Danielle Austin '13, and Peter Bryce '13
York City Bar Association. The winning team included Danielle M. Austin '13, Peter Bryce '13, and Michael A. Keough '13, who also won the Best Speaker award.

The Fordham team defeated NYU Law in the final round, and, as champions, will advance to the national rounds to be held in January, where they will compete against the winners of the 14 other regions.

Every year, over 150 law schools compete in the regional rounds held throughout the country. First and Fourteenth Amendment issues that the Fordham team addressed involved a police officer's arrest of a peaceful protester who was videotaping a conversation between two other officers without their consent, search of the protester's cell phone, and the arresting officer's claim of qualified immunity for his actions.

The competition is cosponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers and the City Bar's Young Lawyers Committee.

Read the New York Law Journal’s coverage of the event.