Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Moot Court Competition


2009 Kaufman Competition


The Fordham Moot Court Board hosted the Thirty-Fourth Annual Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Moot Court Competition on April 3-5, 2009.  We would like to thank all of the teams that participated, as well as the many supportive alumni and practitioners that judged oral argument rounds and graded briefs.

The 2009 final round panel featured Judge Paul J. Kelly, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; Judge Boyce F. Martin, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; and Judge Melvin L. Schweitzer, of the New York State Supreme Court, Commercial Division.

2009 Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition Winner
David Alberts & Natalie Dallavalle, Seton Hall School of Law

Second Place
Tania Faransso & Matthew Levy, Duke University School of Law

Best Speaker, Final Round
Tania Faransso, Duke University School of Law

Best Respondent Brief
Mandy Hinman & Marc Weber, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Best Petitioner Brief
Peter Dervan, Stephanie McGraw & Emily Porter, Suffolk University Law School

Non-Advancing Semi-Finalists
Todd Batson, Ross Shikowitz & Nora Valenza-Frost, Brooklyn Law School
Mandy Hinman & Marc Weber, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Best Preliminary Round Speakers
Tania Faransso, Duke University School of Law
Tiffany Rowe, Catholic University, Columbus School of Law

Second Place Respondent Brief
David Alberts & Natalie Dallavalle, Seton Hall School of Law

Second Place Petitioner Brief
Tania Faransso & Matthew Levy, Duke University School of Law

If you have any questions regarding the 2009 Kaufman Competition, please contact the Kaufman Editor at the Fordham Moot Court office at (212) 636-6882 or via email at KaufmanMC@law.fordham.edu