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BC Law Wins Immigration Moot Court Competition

2011 archives

02/28/11

Newton, MA—The BC Law Immigration Moot Court Team took home first place at the 2011 Immigration Law Moot Court Competition, held last Sunday at NYU Law School.

The BC Law team of third year students Kaitlyn Day, Michael Somers, and Travis Carter endured five rounds of competition with skill and poise, said Director of Advocacy Programs Rosemary Daly. All the judges complimented the team's preparation.

“Kaitlyn, Michael, and Travis performed admirably, fielding difficult questions and holding their ground with grace and aplomb,” Daly said. “They did BC Law proud.”

The judges panel was comprised of federal court judges Chief Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit, Judge Susan Graber of the Ninth Circuit, and Judge Roger Gregory of the Fourth Circuit.

Last weekend’s win is one of several victories that BC Law student teams have amassed within the past year. Earlier this month, BC Law third-year students Debra Eichenbaum and Kate Connolly took away the championship at the National Religious Freedom Moot Court Competition, while first-years Chris Floyd and Sameer Sheikh competed at the Nationals of the ABA Negotiation Competition and advanced to the semifinals.

In addition, the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Team won Regionals in January.  They will be competing in Nationals this March in Houston.  BC Law’s Jessup International Moot Court team will also be competing in March in the International Rounds in Washington, D.C.