Wayne Law moot court team advances to ABA national finals

DETROIT - A Wayne State University Law School moot court team is advancing to the national finals of the American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition after finishing in the top four at the regional competition last weekend.

Third-year students Taylor Janssen, Molly Moss and Benjamin Wu will compete virtually in the national finals April 8-10. The team is coached by Wayne Law Professor Amy Neville and Emma Trivax ’20. A Wayne Law team has advanced to the national finals three times in three years, with two teams advancing in 2020.

One of the most prestigious moot court competitions in the country, the ABA's National Appellate Advocacy Competition emphasizes the development of oral advocacy skills through a realistic appellate advocacy experience. Moot court competitors participate in a hypothetical appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. The competition involves writing a brief as either respondent or petitioner and then arguing the case in front of the mock court, consisting of practicing attorneys and members of the judiciary. 

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Contact: Kayle Place
Email: kaylee.place@wayne.edu


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