CUNY Law Moot Court Celebrates Recent Successes

April 2, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Congratulations to CUNY Law Moot Court for successful competitions in the last several weeks, including several teams that advanced in their competitions against other schools, a finalist team, and a CUNY Law student winning an individual oralist award. The competitions included the following:

One CUNY Law Moot Court team advanced to the finals and another CUNY Law team advanced to the semi-finals of the 31st Annual Elaine Jackson Stack Moot Court Competition at the Nassau Academy of Law. Zamir Ben-Dan (’15), Jessica Prince(’15), and Philippo Salvio (’15) advanced through the preliminary rounds and the semi-final round to argue in the final round of the competition, taking home the overall second-place team award.  Kelsey Burgess(’15), Kim Juszczak (’15), and Sara Molinaro (’15) advanced through the preliminary rounds to argue in the semi-final round of the same competition.  The teams were managed by Robert Hupf (’15) and Sarah Verbil (’15).

Zamir Ben-Dan ('15), Jessica Prince ('15), and Philippo Salvio ('15)

Zamir Ben-Dan (’15), Jessica Prince (’15), and Philippo Salvio (’15)

 

Kim Juszczak ('15), Kelsey Burgess ('15), Sarah Verbil ('15) , and Sara Molinaro ('15)

Kim Juszczak (’15), Kelsey Burgess (’15), Sarah Verbil (’15) , and Sara Molinaro (’15)

 

Everett Hopkins (’14), Mark Maher (’14), and Somalia Samuel (’14) made great arguments at the John Jay Gibbons National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition at Seton Hall School of Law, with Maher winning the Third Best Oralist Award out of more than 100 law students from across the country. The team’s manager was Funmi Adeyeye (’14).

Mark Maher (’14), and Somalia Samuel (’14), and Everett Hopkins (’14)

Mark Maher (’14), and Somalia Samuel (’14), and Everett Hopkins (’14)

 

CUNY Law School competed in the annual Robert F. Wagner National Labor & Employment Law Moot Court Competition for the first time in several years, and the school was well represented by John Guyette (’15), James King (’15), and Melissa Molfetas (’14). The team’s manager was Emily Farrell (’15).

John Guyette ('15), James King ('15), and Melissa Molfetas ('14)

John Guyette (’15), James King (’15), and Melissa Molfetas (’14)

 

In February, CUNY Law Moot Court made its first-ever appearance in a California moot court competition when Rebecca Arian (’15), Nishan Bhaumik (’15), and Diana Doss (’15) did a great job in the Williams Institute Moot Court Competition on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. The competition was held at the UCLA School of Law, and CUNY Law’s team was managed by Junie Chang (’14).

Finally, Justine Ayala (’15), Lino Diaz (’15), and Daetan Huck (’14) advanced to the Octo-Final Round in the Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition, which was held at Albany Law School.  The team’s manager was Kristen Nipper (‘15).