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Mull and Santanna named Law Day Competition champions

April 20, 2011

PHOTO RELEASE (April 20, 2011) – Wayne State University Law School congratulates Law Day Competition champions Nicholas Mull and Natalia Santanna (pictured at right).

Moot Court held the final round of its Law Day Competition on March 22, 2011, in WSU's McGregor Memorial Conference Center. This year, student competitors addressed Fourth Amendment issues with regard to police officers shooting a fleeing suspect as well as perjury and recanted false statements.

"It was an honor for us to be able to argue before such a distinguished panel," Mull said. "The fact that Professor [Steven] Winter was on the panel as we delivered a legal argument largely based on Tennessee v. Garner, one of the cases he argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, made it all the more interesting and fun for me."

Added Santanna, “Participation in the Moot Court program was one of the most valuable experiences I had in Law School. I had the opportunity to work on my legal research and writing skills while significantly improving my oral advocacy skills, which has made me more confident as a future advocate.”

Runners-up included Drew Delaney and Daniel Weberman.

Additional competition results included the below:

1st Place Advocate: Nicholas Mull
2nd Place Advocate: Drew Delaney
3rd Place Advocate: Joshua Kushnereit

1st Place Brief: Ashley Braun
2nd Place Brief: Jonathon Carlson
3rd Place Brief: Natalia Santanna