CONTACT: TOM SNEE
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Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Nov. 20, 2002
UI law school hosts Midwest Regional Moot Court competition
Teams from 11 of the top law schools in the Midwest competed in the regional
round of the National Moot Court Competition hosted by the University of Iowa
College of Law last weekend.
Drake University won the competition, followed by the University of Minnesota.
UI law students Brian VanderPol and James Hemmings won the award for Best
Judges and lawyers from across Iowa judged the competition, which included
three preliminary rounds and a three-round tournament. A justice and retired
justice of the Iowa Supreme Court and a judge from the Iowa Court of Appeals
judged the final round.
Moot court is a traditional law school competition in which students present
a simulated Supreme Court case using written briefs followed by oral arguments,
all of which are judged by attorneys who participated in the exercises or
who specialize in appellate work. The National Moot Court Competition, the
most prestigious of the moot court competition, is sponsored by the New York