William and Mary Law School

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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

Each year, the William & Mary Moot Court Team hosts 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 Edmund Randolf "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 2008 recipient of The Silver Tongue Award was Seth Waxman of WilmerHale, Washington D.C.  Finalists in the Bushrod Moot Court Tournament:  Noah Kuschel, argued for the petitioner, and Matt DiMuzio, argued for the respondent.  Noah won the tournament.