Bushrod Moot Court Finals & Presentation of The Silver Tongue Award
Presentation of The Silver Tongue Award for Outstanding Oral
Advocacy to Paul Clement; co-sponsored by the IBRL Student Division and
the W&M Moot Court Team
February 19, 2009
Each year, the William & Mary Moot Court Team holds a tournament-the Bushrod Tournament-for selection of their next class of members. After three rounds of scored competition to select the team, the eight highest-scoring students enter an additional single-elimination competition. The two winners of this competition have the privilege of making their arguments before a distinguished guest: the recipient of the The Silver Tongue Award. The Award is presented annually by the Student Division of the Institute of Bill of Rights Law to a practitioner known for outstanding oral advocacy.
The 2009 recipient of The Silver Tongue Award is Paul Clement, former Solicitor General under George W. Bush, and now of King & Spalding. Brandon Boxler, '11 won the final moot court argument.
The Silver Tongue Award and the Bushrod Moot Court Finals
Presentation of The Silver Tongue Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy to Seth Waxman
February 20, 2008