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Grimes Moot Court Finals

4/20/06--Boston College Law School held its annual internal moot court competition finals on Wednesday, April 19, 2006. The Wendell F. Grimes Moot Court featured a three-judge panel and two finalists teams, composed of Stu Leslie and Pat Moore (Petitioner), and Jane Harper and Jeff Rogan (Respondent). Leslie and Moore were the eventual champions. Moore won the Best Oralist Award.

"What a fabulous competition,” said Director of Advocacy Programs Tom Carey. “The judges said it was a split decision, and a very close call. They complemented all four finalists for their very fine work.”

The three participating judges this year were the Hon. Jennifer B. Coffman, a United States District Judge from the District of Kentucky, Judge Paul J. Kelly, Jr. from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and Justice William P. Robinson III (BC Law ’75) of the Rhode Island Supreme Court.

This year's problem was about a domestic violence case involving the admissibility of a 911 call and a search and seizure. Michelle Beck and Arabela Thomas won the overall Best Brief Award for the competition.

For more information on the Grimes Moot Court competition, please contact Tom Carey at