Appellate Moot Court Board team finishes ABA competition as one of top four in country

Monday, January 22, 2018

Congratulations to the Appellate Moot Court Board team of Brazitte Poole, Lydia Wardi, Aaron McDonough, and Ashlyn Grim for an excellent performance at the American Bar Association’s National Arbitration Competition in Chicago this weekend. The Duquesne Law team placed at the ABA’s regional competition in November, making it one of only ten teams to advance to the national competition. 

After the first two rounds, the Duquesne Law team of second-year students advanced to the semi-finals as the third-place seed. Although the group lost in the semi-finals in a split decision, it ended the ABA competition as one of the top four teams in the country.  

Devon Ferris, L’16, coached the students. Adjunct Professors Pete Giglione, L’02, Frank Stoy, L’12, and Erin Karsman helped to prepare the team for the national competition. Karsman, the Appellate Advocacy Program coordinator, also accompanied the students to Chicago. 

Congratulations to the students and the Appellate Moot Court Board on this tremendous success! 

 

Photo: from left, Adj. Prof. Erin Karsman, students Brazitte Poole, Lydia Wardi, Aaron McDonough, and Ashlyn Grim, and coach Devon Ferris

Faculty Referenced In Article

Photo of Peter D. Giglione Peter D. Giglione, J.D.Trial Advocacy Program Coordinator and Adjunct Professor
Photo of Erin Karsman Erin Karsman, J.D.Appellate Advocacy Program Coordinator and Adjunct Professor
Frank Stoy, B.A., J.D.Adjunct Professor