Victor, Hage Named Finalists in Moot Court In-House Competition

Wayne Law Students Elyse Victor and Andre Hage

DETROIT – Wayne Law students Elyse Victor (2L) and Andre Hage (3L) were named finalists of the Moot Court Winter In-House Competition on March 6. Victor and Hage demonstrated strong oral and written advocacy skills that advanced them to the final round.

“Students prepare from the first week of classes to the preliminary rounds of the competition by researching case law, writing a brief, and practicing oral arguments with senior members of the moot court team,” said Emily Barr (2L), chancellor of the Moot Court program. “The magic of the moot court program is watching new team members blossom into talented and zealous advocates.”

The final round judges included Michigan Supreme Court Justice Megan Cavanaugh, Michigan Third Circuit Court Judge Carla Testani, and Wayne Law Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development Christopher Lund. Semi-final judges included Professor Amy Neville, Professor Jack Mazzara, and Professor Dan Ellman.

The semi-finalists were Meghan Knorp (2L) and Bahar Haste (2L).

“Students who excel in moot court use their preparation for written advocacy – in-depth legal research, concise legal writing, and incorporation of case law – as a jumping off point for their oral advocacy,” Barr added.

Professor Amy Neville serves as a faculty advisor to the Wayne Law Moot Court program, and as a faculty coach to the ABA National Moot Court teams.



Nikki Taylor-Vargo

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