Syracuse Law Advances to Finals in National Appellate Moot Court
The College of Law’s National Appellate Moot Court Team has advanced to the national final rounds after the regional competition in Boston over the weekend. They will compete in New York City during the finals in February.
Team member Kevin Smith L’16 won the silver cup for best advocate, and the entire team won the American College of Trial Lawyers Lewis Powell, Jr., Medal for Excellence in Advocacy. The team members are Venanzio Cortese L’15, Amy Doan L’16, Kevin Smith L’16 and alternate Zack Burnham L’16.
The College of Law National Appellate Team has advanced to the nationals for the past seven years, has won best advocate for five of the past seven years and has scored into the 90s in their brief for eight years straight.
The team’s coach is Professor Richard Risman. Dominic D’Imperio L’09 is associate coach. Moot Court Program Faculty Director and Professor Lucille Rignanese, Professor Gary Kelder and Professor Shannon Ryan helped in preparing the team for the competition.