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Moot Court Team Advances to Nationals

2013 news archive


Newton, MA—The Boston College Law School Moot Court team has advanced to the National round of the 64th National Moot Court Competition, to be held February 10-13, 2014 in New York.

In the New England Regional Round of the competition, held this past weekend at Suffolk University, the BC Law team of Jessica Frattaroli ‘14, Brett Jackson ‘14, and Dave Vitale ’14 bested Suffolk, Roger Williams, and Western New England before being defeated by Syracuse in the finals by a fraction of a point. The BC Law team was awarded Best Brief in the region.

“In representing BC Law at the National Moot Court Competition, Jessica, Brett, and Dave join a distinguished group, which includes Joan Lukey ‘74, the first woman president of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and Secretary of State John Kerry ‘76,” said Tom Carey, Director of Advocacy Programs. “As with those alumni, our team's success rests on talent, dedication, and long, hard work. They embody our tradition, "Ever To Excel."

Sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers and the Young Lawyers Section of the City Bar of New York, the National Moot Court Competition is one of the oldest and most prestigious competitions in the country among ABA-approved law schools. Fifteen regional rounds are held throughout the nation. The top two teams in each region proceed to the nationals.