Wayne Law Scholars Shine at Winter 2023 Moot Court In-House Competition
Wayne State University Law School's Moot Court program concluded its Winter 2023 In-House Moot Court Competition earlier this month. 3L Meghan Hough prevailed among the 16 junior members who participated in the two-day competition.
During the competition's Preliminary Rounds, judges evaluated oral advocates based on the substantive content of their arguments, knowledge of the record, extemporaneous abilities, and courtroom demeanor. The top eight oralists from the preliminaries advanced to the competition's upper rounds the next day.
"We’re incredibly proud of our junior members and grateful for the dozens of attorneys who volunteered their weekends to participate in this semester’s competition," said Dominica Convertino, Moot Court Chancellor. "The 2023 Winter In-House marked Wayne Law’s first in-person Moot Court competition since 2019, and thanks to our incredible team members and volunteers, the competition went seamlessly.”
Among those volunteers were judges of the competition’s Final Round: Jim Townsend of the Levin Center for Oversight and Democracy, Wayne Law Professor Charles Brower, Attorney Wade Fink, and Wayne Law Professor Amy Neville, who also serves as the program’s faculty advisor.
The competition's top eight oralists who advanced beyond the Preliminary Rounds are Elle Kersten, Noah Mathews, Connor Schram, Holly Gubachy, Darrien Worth, Meghan Hough, Cameron Anstess, and Fatima Elzhenni.
Since 1949, Wayne Law has had a nationally acclaimed Moot Court program that features a rigorous In-House Competition in both the fall and winter semesters. As one of the only co-curricular teams to feature intensive training in legal research, writing, and oral advocacy, Wayne Law Moot Court is a challenging and rewarding experience for students accepted into the program. Each year, Junior Members of Moot Court extensively research legal issues in unsettled areas of the law. In addition to oral advocacy preparation, Junior Members enroll Appellate Advocacy—an upper-level writing course taught by Professor Amy Neville.
For more information about Wayne Law's Moot Court program, visit law.wayne.edu/students/organizations