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College of Law moot court team takes first place at regional tournament

March 14, 2011

The College of Law’s Jessup competition moot court team won first place at the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition’s Super-Regional tournament in Denver on Feb. 24-27.

The team, including Rob Gordon, Sam Efird, Adam Reich and Jared Sutton, bested 24 other moot court teams to advance to the final rounds, the White & Case International Rounds, held in Washington D.C, from March 20-26.

Each year, thousands of law students around the world form teams to address a particular problem as part of the competition. Teams this year were asked to address the legality of the use of unmanned drones and international anti-corruption law.

In addition to the first-place finish, Rob Gordon was judged Best Oral Advocate in the competition’s final round and won the 4th place Oralist Overall Award. Samuel Efird received the 7th place Oralist Overall Award.

Staci McCabe,
(480) 965-8702
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law