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Congratulations to Moot Court!

November 29, 2006

Wayne State University Law School would like to congratulate the winning team of Shawn Collins and Keturah Ladd on their success in the final round of arguments in the Arthur Neef Moot Court Competition on November 13, 2006.

The team of Collins and Ladd argued against the team of Nilay Dave and John Collins.  Two issues were argued:  the first addressed the issue of a grandparent invoking a statutory right to visit his or her grandchild over the objection of the child’s parent.  The second issue was the question of a parent consenting to a minor child being a living organ donor to a terminally ill sibling.

The final round judges were The Honorable Richard M. Skutt of the Third Judicial Circuit Court in Detroit; The Honorable Nancy G. Edmunds of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan; the dean of the Law School, Frank H. Wu; the Law School’s Associate Dean David A. Moran; and WSU Law Professor C.J. Peters.  Both Judge Skutt and Judge Edmunds are graduates of the Law School.

The Law School’s Moot Court program has helped students perfect their oral and written advocacy skills at the appellate level since 1949.  The advisor to the Moot Court team, WSU Professor Noah Hall, said, “The students worked very hard for their success.”

Prior to the competition on November 13, four teams of Moot Court students participated in preliminary competitions at the Bloomfield Hills law firm of Rader, Fishman & Grauer.  The students were able to take advantage of the firm’s state-of-the-art courtroom to practice their arguments for the final round.

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