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News Posted on March 7, 2013

King Hall Teams Compete in Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Moot Court Competition

Two teams of students from the UC Davis School of Law competed in the ninth annual Williams Institute Moot Court Competition hosted by UCLA School of Law on February 16. The competition drew 37 teams from law schools across the country.

Sterling Elmore '14, Andrew Masser '14, and Jenny Yazdi '14 comprised one King Hall team, while Daniel Shimell '14 and Irene Williams '14 constituted the other.  This year's problem focused on the equal protection rights of a transgendered inmate incarcerated at an all-male prison. The teams submitted written briefs and competed in two rounds of oral arguments. Both teams worked tirelessly to prepare for oral arguments and represented King Hall well at the competition. The team of Williams and Shimell tied with a team from Harvard in earning the competition's Best Written Brief award.

Both teams would like to thank Mitesh Bhakta '13 and Jasmine Tzeng '13 for helping them prepare for the competition.