Wayne State Law Students Compete Admirably at Gabrielli Family Law Moot Court Competition

DETROIT, MI – Wayne State University Law School students demonstrated their exceptional advocacy skills at the prestigious Domenick L. Gabrielli National Moot Court Competition in Family Law, held at Albany Law School. Despite facing fierce competition, MarcAnthony Paterra, a 2L student, and Akshita Verma, a 3L student, represented Wayne Law with remarkable professionalism and dedication. 

(L to R) MarcAnthony Paterra and Akshita Verma. 

The Gabrielli Competition, renowned for its emphasis on written and oral advocacy skills in family law, attracted talented law students from across the nation. Paterra and Verma showcased their expertise in navigating complex legal issues and articulating persuasive arguments during the competition's preliminary rounds held from March 1-2, 2024. 

Reflecting on their experience, Paterra expressed gratitude to their coaches and Wayne Law alumni, Katelyn Maddock and Hallisey Travers, acknowledging the pivotal role they played in their preparation. 

The Gabrielli Family Law Moot Court Competition provided Paterra and Verma with a platform to engage with current issues of social and legal importance in family law. Their participation in this esteemed competition not only enriched their legal education but also fostered lasting memories of a challenging and rewarding experience. 


Contact: Jennifer Kennedy  

Phone: 313-577-4629  

Email: Jennifer.kennedy2@wayne.edu 

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