King Hall Wins Multiple Honors in National Moot Court Competition
Students from UC Davis School of Law received more individual awards and enjoyed more team success than competitors from any other school in the California Regional of the National Moot Court Competition in San Francisco on November 12-13.
King Hall was the only school to have two teams submit briefs ranked among the top five and the only school to have two teams advance to the quarterfinal round. The Law School also had four students place among the top 10 oral advocates; only one other school had two students among the top 10.
The team of Scott Grzenczyk '11, Peter McGuiness '11, and Will Sheslow '11 narrowly lost in the semifinals, barely missing out on advancing to the National Final Round. McGuiness was named the competition's First Place Oral Advocate and Grzenczyk was named Second Place Oral Advocate. The team also submitted the Fourth Place Brief.
The team of Barbara Borkowski '11, James Tiehm '11, and Daniel Watts '11 lost a close round in the quarterfinals. Watts was named Fourth Place Oral Advocate and Tiehm was named Ninth Place Oral Advocate. The team submitted the Third Place Brief.
The National Team competitors said that thanks were due to numerous individuals for their assistance in preparing for the competition, including UC Davis School of Law Professors Keith Aoki, Lawrence Green, Lisa Ikemoto, Edward Imwinkelried, Margaret Johns, Kurt Kappes, Todd Noonan, Rex Perschbacher, Timothy Schooley, and Clay Tanaka, as well as King Hall Alumnus Robert Gower '09. Professor Angelo DeSantis coached both teams.