Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition

The team of Swanson, Stephen Ribet ’24 and Daniel Perle ’24 placed second in the regional rounds of the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition in San Francisco. The team earned best oralist team at the regional round of the competition. The Lefkowitz competition is widely recognized as the most prestigious intellectual property competition in the country.

Swanson, Ribet, and Perle also competed in the competition’s national finals in Washington, D.C. Out of the 12 teams that advanced to the national finals, McGeorge was awarded the second-best oralist team.

Roger J. Traynor California Appellate Moot Court Competition

McGeorge also scored big in the 55th Annual Roger J. Traynor California Appellate Moot Court Competition April 13-14. The team of Hannah Nguyen ’24 and Winnie Ellerman ’25 advanced to the final round of the competition, earning second place and Second Best Brief. Nguyen also earned an individual merit award for oral argument.

Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Competition

Sutton and Morgan Gross ’24 competed in the Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Competition in Chicago Nov. 16-18 and tied for third place out of 30 teams. The team received Best Respondent Brief.

Veterans National Moot Court Tournament

Two McGeorge School of Law moot court teams advanced to the semi-final round of the Veterans National Moot Court Tournament in Washington, D.C. Nov. 4-5. The team of Joshua Jendian ’24 and Tara Swanson ’24 received Best Petitioner’s Brief, and Swanson was awarded Second-Best Oralist. The team of Leshnick and Diele Fatta received the second-place award for Respondent’s Brief.

UCLA Williams Institute Moot Court Competition

In the UCLA Williams Institute Moot Court Competition, the team of Matt Munoz ’25 and Sharon Witkin ’25 won three straight rounds to advance to the semi-final round of the competition in Los Angeles on April 5.

Leroy R. Hassell Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition

Amanda Stone ’24 and Jensen Blaine ’25 were semi-finalists at the 23rd Annual Leroy R. Hassell Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition in Virginia Beach, Virginia Nov. 17-18.

UC Davis Asylum & Refugee Law National Moot Court Competition

McGeorge sent two teams to the 17th Annual UC Davis Asylum & Refugee Law National Moot Court Competition in Davis March 15-16. Alexis Martinez ’24 and Zachary Jayousi ’24 made it to the quarterfinal round of the competition and won Best Brief. Jayousi also received a Best Oralist award. Nikki Kuklo ’24 and Kaila Fayne ’24 made it to the semifinals and won third Best Brief.

Additional results from the moot court competition season include:

  • At the recent Appellate Lawyers Association Moot Court Competition in Chicago Nov. 3-4, Graber and Pollack advanced to the semi-final round, finished third, and were awarded the second-best brief of the competition.
  • Kelsey Thweatt ’24, Allison Formoso ’24 and Fernando Almaraz ’24 advanced to the quarterfinal round during the National Moot Court Competition’s regional competition in New York on Nov. 10-11.
  • Kyndall Banales ’24 and Gross competed in the Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition earlier this spring in New York March 1-3. The team made it to the octo-finals and placed in the top four briefs out of 40.
  • Witkin and Munoz received the third Best Petitioner’s Brief award at the National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition in Malibu Nov. 10-11.

To learn more about the Eglet Center for Advocacy & Dispute Resolution or McGeorge’s award-winning competition teams, visit our website.