Fordham Law

Moore Advocates Advance to Quarterfinal Round of National Criminal Justice Trial Competition

April 09, 2013

Rishi Gupta ’13, Tim Savitsky ’13, Kevin Ramnarain ’13, and Tanya Rolo ’13, members of Fordham Law’s Brendan Moore Trial Advocacy Team, advanced to the quarterfinal round of the National Criminal Justice Trial Competition. The team was coached by Adam Shlahet ’02, Lili Corn ’12, and Nicole S. Junior.

Twenty teams participated in the competition, which was held on April 4–7 at John Marshall Law School in Chicago, which sponsored the event along with the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section. The Moore Advocates advanced to the quarterfinal round after earning the second seed in the nation while emerging from the preliminaries undefeated. They were defeated by a close vote of 3-2 by the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law.

With the competition season coming to a close, the Moore Advocates will next appear at the finals of the Third Annual William M. Tendy Federal Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition, which will be held on April 21 at Fordham Law. U.S. District Judge John Keenan ‘54, former U.S. Attorney Robert Fiske, former U.S. District Judge Barbara Jones, and former Assistant United States Attorneys Gary Naftalis, Charles Carberry ’76, and Shirah Neiman will serve as judges.