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Frederick Douglass Moot Court Team Wins Regionals

2011 archive

01/31/11

Newton, MA--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that the BC Law Frederick Douglass Moot Court team of Carmelia Estriplet and Phillip Cheng won the Northeast Regional competition, held last week in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

The BC Law team came in first out 31 teams from the Northeast. The final round took place before seven judges, and Estriplet and Cheng won by a unanimous verdict against Columbia Law School in the finals.

Third-year students Moire Dobransky and Jennifer Yeung advanced to the quarter-finals, where they lost in a match to Estriplet and Cheng.

“Had we not had the misfortune of having two BC Law teams go against each other in the quarter-finals, it was a very real possibility that it would have been an all BCLS final,” said BC Law Director of Advocacy Programs Rosemary Daly.

All the competitors were “gracious and professional at all stages of the competition,”  said Daly. "I'm very proud of them all."

Estriplet and Cheng will be heading to Houston in March to compete for the gold in the National Competition.

The Frederick Douglass Moot Court competition is sponsored by the National Black Law Students Association.