Thanks to everyone who competed in the 2016 National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition! With 24 teams from 17 law schools, including two first-time participants, this was one of our largest competitions to date.
This year, the Baylor Law School team of Savanna Barlow and Marcus Fifer took top honors as Best Team, arguing against Lauren Livingston and Kyle Steingreaber, also of Baylor, in the final round. Savanna and Marcus also won Best Petitioner’s Brief; Best Respondent's Brief went to Hoyt Prindle III and Taylor Ryan of the Stetson University College of Law. Paul Hubbell of Houston College of Law won Best Oral Advocate after earning the highest scores in the two preliminary rounds of the competition.
Thanks to all the competitors, coaches, and volunteers from the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, the CAVC Bar Association, and GW Law who made this competition a tremendous success, and a special thanks to the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program for donating the trophies for this year’s competition.
The 17 schools competing in this year’s competition were: The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University; Baylor Law School; Emory University School of Law; Florida Coastal School of Law; the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School; the Georgetown University Law Center; the George Washington University Law School; Golden Gate University School of Law; Houston College of Law; the John Marshall Law School; New York Law School; Penn State Law; Stetson University College of Law; the University of Denver Sturm College of Law; University of Detroit Mercy School of Law; University of Missouri School of Law; and William & Mary Law School.
Stay tuned in Spring 2017 for more information about next year’s competition!