Moot Court Team Takes Second Place at Nationals

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    Moot Court Success  Cody Brandon, Kyle Wood, Afton Paris, and Jennifer Franklin, the team's coach and Professor of the Practice of Law, celebrate after their strong Moot Court Team performance.  
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The holiday break did nothing to slow down William & Mary Law School’s Moot Court Team after a successful fall semester. During the weekend of January 25-26, a William & Mary team comprised of Kyle Wood ’19, Afton Paris ’19, and Cody Brandon ’19  placed second  at the Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship held in Houston, Tex.

The competition was  held in the federal courthouse in Houston. The final round, which pitted William & Mary against the University of Georgia, was judged by two U.S. Court of Appeals judges, two Justices from the Texas Supreme Court, and a federal magistrate judge. The University of Georgia took the final round on a 3-2 vote.

In addition to their second place finish, the William & Mary team was honored for writing the best brief in the entire competition.

“This is arguably the top moot court competition in the nation,” said Dean Davison M. Douglas. “Each of the top 16 moot court teams from last year were issued invitations to compete. Congratulations to our Moot Court Team!”

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