Advocacy Team Wins Another Best Brief Award

November 10, 2013

awardWe are pleased to announce another Best Brief award for the semester!  3L Grace Hwang Sundberg won Best Respondent’s Brief at the Pepperdine Entertainment Law National Moot Court Competition on November 10, 2013. The brief now qualifies for nomination for the Scribes National Brief Writing Award. Grace and teammates 2L Dwayne Lewis and 2L Rebecca Bradley finished the competition as National Quarter-finalists.

The team was sponsored and coached by KD Shull, of Huawei Technologies USA in Plano. Ms. Shull generously donated the funds to allow our school to once again compete in this prestigious competition in Malibu in addition to volunteering her time in coaching the team.  

The ABA Negotiation Competition held here at the school November 9-10, 2013 went smoothly. Our team of 2L John Kelley and 2L Mark Lister finished 3rd. The team was coached by Chris Watts ’00 and Professor Kay Elliott.  

Finally, our mock trial team of 3L Jenny Forehand, 2L Lacy McCully, 3L Jorge Molina and 2L Mark Walston finished as regional semi-finalists at the ABA Labor and Employment Trial Advocacy Competition in Dallas held November 2-3, 2013. This marks the highest placement for our school at this competitive event.  The team was coached by Justice Lee Gabriel, Second Court of Appeals.