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BC Law Wins National Criminal Procedure Moot Court

4/10/06—Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that the BC Law Criminal Procedure Moot Court Team has won the national competition, held April 7-8 at Seton Hall School of Law in Newark New Jersey. 26 teams competed this year, including those from William and Mary, New York University, Boston University, University of Michigan, University of Southern California and George Washington University.

“Our third-year students, Emily Armstrong, Andrew Dennington and Scott Lauer were magnificent,” said BC Law Professor and team advisor Robert Bloom. “Not only were Scott, Andrew and Emily great advocates, they were wonderful representatives of our school. I am so proud of their hard work and their significant accomplishment. Please join me in congratulating them, and many thanks to my colleagues who contributed to their preparation.”

In addition to winning the overall competition, the BC Law team was given the award for Best Brief. Armstrong also won the best oralist award.

The John J. Gibbons Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition, now in its twelfth year, focuses on timely issues of criminal procedure and criminal law. The preliminary competition consists of three rounds. The quarterfinal, semifinal and final rounds were held on Saturday morning and afternoon at the Seton Hall School of Law. An awards luncheon followed the final round. Awards were given to the first and second place teams, semifinalists, best briefs for each party, best oralist in the preliminary rounds, and best oralist in the final round.

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