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Seventh Annual Asylum and Refugee Law Moot Court Competition

Posted By Kevin R. Johnson, Mar 20, 2014

This past weekend, the Moot Court Board hosted the Seventh Annual Asylum and Refugee Law Moot Court Competition at UC Davis School of Law. This competition, which the Moot Court Board created at its own initiative, is the only law school moot court competition devoted to asylum and refugee law in the United States. The law school's strength in immigration law, with a strong and vigorous immigration faculty and one of the nation's first immigration law clinics, makes it an appropriate school to hold such a competition. I had the honor of welcoming the competitors and their faculty advisors, many of whom commented on the amazingly beautiful California weather as well as the beautiful and newly renovated King Hall.

Students from across the country came to King Hall to participate in this prestigious event. Thanks to all of the volunteer judges, including many UC Davis School of Law alums, for making the event possible. Professors Leticia Saucedo and Brian Soucek helped review the briefs. The final round was on Sunday morning and featured P5 from New York University School of Law and P3 from the University of Michigan Law School. And the winners were Elaine Wilkins and Robert Briggs from P5 New York University School of Law.

Congratulations to the winners, and, of course, to the student organizers of the event!