Fordham Students Win Regional Moot Court Contest

Fordham Law in New York Law Journal, November 23, 2012

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A team from Fordham University School of Law won the regional rounds of this year's National Moot Court Competition, hosted by the New York City Bar on Nov. 14-15. Danielle Austin, Peter Bryce and Michael Keough comprised the winning team.

They will advance to the finals in late January along with a runner-up team from New York University School of Law of Debra McElligott and Justin Roller. They will compete against 30 winning and runner-up teams from 15 national regions.

A Seton Hall University School of Law team of Christopher Fontenelli and Katie McDonough took Best Brief honors, while a team from Pace Law School—Eliza Ciccone, Paul Rutigliano and Amy Witowski—were runners-up. Keough also took the award for Best Oralist, with McElligott as runner-up.

The competition is cosponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers and the city bar's Young Lawyers Committee. Participants in this year's contest argued the extent to which citizens may videotape the police and when police may search someone's cell phone without a warrant.