Professor Hilary Reed submitted the following report:
We had three teams compete in moot court competitions this weekend, all of whom did very well! At the Chicago Bar Association Competition, Scott Sasser and David Moreshead came in second place overall. It was a great final round! Melissa Cerro and John Niemeyer made it to the quarter-finals, as well. At the National Veterans Law Competition in Washington, D.C., Emily Suhr and Lindsay Johnson made it to the semi-finals, won runner-up best petitioner’s brief, and Emily was named second best oral advocate. If you see any of these students this week, congratulate them!
Thanks to all of you who helped our teams prepare for these competitions. I am especially grateful to [Professor] Ann Ching for coaching the veterans law team and alum Heather Burgess Johnston for assisting me with coaching in Chicago. Patty Hayes, as always, made everything run smoothly. Finally, many thanks to Dean Tacha for her support and for helping us secure special funding to have a presence at the Veterans Law Competition. From all reports, it was a great competition and aligns well with our veterans initiatives.
We have now completed our fall competitions, and it will be an even busier spring. Thanks for continuing to support our advocacy programs.